NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captured footage of Phobos, a tiny natural satellite of Mars, crossing the surface of the Sun.
The footage of the solar eclipse on the Red Planet was captured on April 2 as the rover moved toward the dried-up delta of an ancient Martian river that is located near the Jezero crater.
Phobos and Deimos are small natural satellites of Mars. Phobos is about 157 times smaller than the Earth's Moon and has an irregular shape.
The eclipse, captured by the next-generation Perseverance Mastcam-Z camera on April 2, lasted just over 40 seconds. This is much shorter than a regular solar eclipse involving the Earth's Moon.
Curiosity rover has also observed such solar eclipses, but Perseverance has a powerful Mastcam-Z camera capable of capturing the eclipse at the highest frame rate not previously available to other Mars rovers.