Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from Earth and Space
Sometimes, a total eclipse is a good time to eye the Sun.
Taking advantage of an unusual juxtaposition of
Earth, Moon and Sun
the featured image depicts the total
that occurred last month
as it appeared -- nearly simultaneously
from both Earth and space.
The innermost image shows the total
from the ground,
with the central
pupil created by the bright
Sun covered by a comparatively dark Moon.
Surrounding the blocked solar disk is the
of Sun imaged in white light,
easily visible from the ground only during an eclipse.
Normally, this corona is hard to track far from the Sun, but the featured montage
matches it to false-colored observations of the Sun from
's space-based, Sun-orbiting,
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
allow the study of the constantly changing
both near and far from the Sun,
the same activity that ultimately drives
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Publications with keywords: total solar eclipse - SOHO - Solar Corona
Publications with words: total solar eclipse - SOHO - Solar Corona