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The Crown of the Sun April 7, 2006

Posted by jtintle in APoD, NASA, Solar Eclipse, Solar Flares, Space, Space Fotos, Sun.

See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.
Credit & Copyright: Koen van Gorp

Explanation: During a total solar eclipse, the Sun's extensive outer atmosphere or corona is an awesome and inspirational sight. The subtle shades and shimmering features of the corona that engage the eye span a brightness range of over 10,000 to 1, making them notoriously difficult to capture in a single picture. But this composite of 33 digital images ranging in exposure time from 1/8000 to 1/5 second comes very close to revealing the crown of the Sun in all its glory. The telescopic views were recorded from Side, Turkey during the March 29 solar eclipse, a geocentric celestial event that was widely seen under nearly ideal conditions. The composite also captures a pinkish prominence extending just beyond the upper edge of the eclipsed sun.



1. fugeltun - May 24, 2006

Great job guys…

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