Pixels in the Sun
These two panels, composed of video frames made
with a safe solar telescope and
hydrogen alpha filter,
show remarkably sharp details on
and giant prominences along the Sun's edge on June 6 (top) and June 18.
Taken from Beijing, China, they also show a transit of the
International Space Station and China's new
Tiangong Space Station
in silhouette against the bright Sun.
is near center in the bottom panel,
crossing the solar disk left of bright active region AR2833 and below
a large looping solar filament.
The Chinese space station is below solar active region AR2827 and
right of center in the top panel,
seen as a smaller, combined "+" and "-" shape.
The pictures of the
transiting orbital outposts
were taken with the same equipment and at the same pixel scale,
with the International Space Station some 492 kilometers away.
The Chinese space station was over 400 kilometers
from the camera.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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