Eclipse corona streamers

Eclipse corona streamers

Fig. 3.9 . The million-degree solar atmosphere, known as the corona, is seen around the black disk of the Earth’s Moon, photographed in white light, or all the colors combined, from atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii during the solar eclipse on 11 July 1991. The electrically charged gas is concentrated in numerous fine rays as well as larger helmet streamers. (Courtesy of the HAO/NCAR.)

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