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July 2010 Eclipse - COMPOSITE PHOTO

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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:32 AM
I wanted to share this pic with you, I think it is amazing

A solar eclipse photo (gray and white) from the Williams College Expedition to Easter Island in the South Pacific (July 11, 2010) was embedded with an image of the Sun’s outer corona taken by the Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) on the SOHO spacecraft and shown in red false color.

LASCO uses a disk to blot out the bright sun and the inner corona so that the faint outer corona can be monitored and studied. Further, the dark silhouette of the moon was covered with an image of the Sun taken in extreme ultraviolet light at about the same time by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The composite brings out the correlation of structures in the inner and outer corona.

And the full-res pic is here

P.S. Sorry if this has been posted already - I did a search and found nothing

[edit on 15/7/10 by sandri_90]

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