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Unbelievable Composite Image of a Solar Corona During a Total Solar Eclipse

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This incredible image, which shows a breathtakingly beautiful solar corona surrounding the moon during a total solar eclipse, is actually not one photo at all — it’s a combination of 47 images taken using two lenses.

The photo was taken by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller from a pier outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands during a 2009 expedition hosted by the Chair of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii.

It was during this trip that the photographer had the incredible opportunity to see a total solar eclipse from what is basically the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The location offered an unfettered, crystal clear view of this amazing and rare phenomenon.

Here’s a closer look at the composite Druckmüller was able to put together documenting the experience:

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And here’s an even more detailed view showing the inner corona:

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To learn more about this particular expedition and see more amazing images of the eclipse, head over to Druckmüler’s website or click here to see a the high-resolution wide-angle shot.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Images by Miloslav Druckmüller and used with permission.


 
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  • A_Lwin

    This is amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    It truly is. All I can say is wow. The magnetic fields are clearly visible. Soooooo cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.maniago Jonathan Maniago

    “Black hole sun
    Won’t you come
    And wash away the rain?”

    I suppose the mythology regarding eclipses would have been more colorful if ancient people could have witnessed eclipses in this manner.

  • http://twitter.com/ObsAndOps Obs & Ops

    DAY OF BLACK SUN

    I <3 Avatar: The Last Airbender