Posted on: September 20, 2019 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

first_img The next total solar eclipse visible from North America will occur in April 2024.But you don’t have to wait six years to relive the glory of the 2017 Great American Eclipse: Photographer Miguel Claro has released a time-lapse of the stellar event.His video features a series of still images taken in sequence from Stanley Lake, Idaho, on Aug. 21, 2017.“During totality, we can see the solar corona … as a faint, white background light,” Claro explained in an article on Space.com.“One of the most beautiful things to see during a total solar eclipse, when the moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright disk, is the light from the Sun’s corona,” he said.Latin for “crown,” the corona is what Claro described as “a wispy outer atmosphere with fine structures and lines shaped by magnetic fields.”The Sun’s corona extends millions of kilometers into space, and can be seen by the naked eye only during a total solar eclipse.That stunning and almost mystical halo of light around the star comes from three primary sources: the K-corona (sunlight scattering off free electrons), F-corona (sunlight bouncing off dust particles), and E-corona (spectral emission lines produced by ions in the plasma).“Due to the tremendous difference in brightness between the surface of the Sun and the corona, it’s not possible to see both of them at the same time,” science communicator Claro wrote.Rather, the corona is visible only when the moon blocks the brightest part of the Sun during totality.See for yourself in the video above.Lisbon-based Claro made headlines earlier this year with his dazzling photo of a slightly waning crescent Moon rising at dawn.Captured in February above the village of Monsaraz and Lake Alqueva in Portugal’s Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, the image shows a sliver of Moon behind a pink band of clouds, reminiscent of the so-called “Belt of Venus” (or “Venus’s Girdle”). Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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