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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Great pics, what camera did you use? It is amazing just how good our eyes are in when I watched totality the corona was a very bright thin line around the moon and the sun flares were very pronounced and extended a good distance outward. Did you take off your filter for totality?
originally posted by: stormcell
Those are the best pictures I've seen. In this time of Earth's history, we are lucky to have the Moon at such a perfect distance between the Earth and Sun.
originally posted by: bluesjr
a reply to: abeverage
Great job! These are top notch.
One thing has been bugging me, perhaps someone can answer. Probably a simple answer that has just escaped me.
I kept hearing on the news how great of a science opportunity this was for NASA to see the corona with statements that since the Sun is blocked out they can see the corona better. But we have lots of satellites in space with no atmospheric distortion that provide excellent images and detail of the sun/corona.
So how does the eclipse provide a better opportunity than those satellites?