solar prominences

During a total solar eclipse, the Sun’s extensive outer atmosphere, or corona, is an inspirational sight. This composite of telescopic images covers a wide range of exposure times to reveal the crown of the Sun in all its glory. The aligned and stacked digital frames were taken in clear skies above Stanley, Idaho during the Sun’s total eclipse on August 21. A pinkish solar prominence extends just beyond the right edge of the solar disk. Even small details on the dark night side of the New Moon can be made out, illuminated by sunlight reflected from a Full Earth.

Image Credit & Copyright: Derek Demeter (Emil Buehler Planetarium)


evosia A video of the solar eclipse showing the Solar Prominences and Bailey’s Beads as the sun emerges from behind the moon. Shot in 8K with the Red Epic-W.


I’ve shown so many short videos of the recent eclipse, how about one of the Sun? Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory produces incredible videos and HD photos of our nearby star, keeping an active watch for both research and to give warning of extreme solar events that can damage electronics on Earth. Here the sun is set to Rachmaninoff

These images were created with Foundry’s Nuke software. They have been processed from high definition satellite images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory from NASA. No image compositing or CGI was used.

The image combines different wavelengths of light (visible, ultraviolet, etc). I took 27h to render this video.

Some of the images have been digitally upresed using Total Variational Inpainting, and all of them have been temporally denoised, to minimize the interferences caused by the solar prominence radiation.

Images: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA/SDO
Music: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no.2 op.18 - Anna Fedorova


Extreme close up, real time view of the Eclipse, with great shots of solar prominences and Bailey’s Beads

Totality of the August 21st 2017 Solar Eclipse

digital photograph

I drove down to Oregon to view the solar eclipse yesterday.  Here’s a shot I captured at totality.  I was about 5 miles south of the town of Kimberly, Oregon.  I was using a 500mm lens with a 2x teleconverter attached to my Canon 80D.  Truly a magical and unforgettable experience.

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Watch 4 this Aug 21.At the boundaries of totality, sunlight coming through the terrain along the Moon’s edge, produce an effect known as Baily’s Beads named 4 English astronomer F. Baily who explained them in 1836.This image also shows the array of pinkish solar prominences above the edge of Sun

via reddit


Sir Robert Ball. Appearance of the Moon During Eclipse, Darkness During Total Eclipse, The Sun Showing Chromosphere and Prominences, Phases of Venus, Solar Spectrum, Jupiter, To Illustrate the Different Seasons, Solar Prominenece, Corona Prominences and Chromosphere. The Story of the Sun. 1906.


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Uno degli istanti più particolari dell'eclissi di sole del Marzo scorso: l'anello di diamante, ovvero l'attimo in cui l'allineamento fra terra luna e sole si interrompe e la luce torna a vincere sull'oscurità improvvisa nel giorno. Le nuvole per fortuna erano sottili e non hanno impedito la ripresa del fenomeno. Buona giornata Foto scattata con Canon EOS 600D + EF 70-300mm L IS USM