APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

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APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:16 am

Image Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from Earth and Space

Explanation: Sometimes, a total eclipse is a good time to eye the Sun. Taking advantage of an unusual juxtaposition of Earth, Moon and Sun, the featured image depicts the total solar eclipse that occurred last month as it appeared -- nearly simultaneously -- from both Earth and space. The innermost image shows the total eclipse from the ground, with the central pupil created by the bright Sun covered by a comparatively dark Moon. Surrounding the blocked solar disk is the tenuous corona of Sun imaged in white light, easily visible from the ground only during an eclipse. Normally, this corona is hard to track far from the Sun, but the featured montage matches it to false-colored observations of the Sun from NASA and ESA's space-based, Sun-orbiting, Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Observations like this allow the study of the constantly changing magnetic activity both near and far from the Sun, the same activity that ultimately drives Earth's auroras.

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Nitpicker » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:55 am

Now that's a hangover.

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by BMAONE23 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:26 am

The eye of Sol

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Ann » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:59 am

Sure looks like an eye.

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Uqbar » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:22 am

Why is the picture elliptic? Shouldn't Sun appear ... circular?
I fear an image distortion applied by the artist in order to make it look like an eye.
But this is not mentioned in the text...

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Czerno o » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:15 am

@Editor : Link to this discussion page from to-day's APOD has wrong date (April 13 instead of 12)
hence doesn't work !

What has the posting robot been drinking ? :=)

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Uqbar » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 am

Czerno o wrote:@Editor : Link to this discussion page from to-day's APOD has wrong date (April 13 instead of 12)
hence doesn't work !

What has the posting robot been drinking ? :=)
Rotten mineral oil!

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by bls0326 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:43 pm

@Editor : Link in my APOD still pointing to April 13th as reported above.

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by RJN » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:35 pm

Czerno o wrote:@Editor : Link to this discussion page from to-day's APOD has wrong date (April 13 instead of 12)
hence doesn't work !

What has the posting robot been drinking ? :=)
Thanks! Fixed it.

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Asterhole » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:36 pm

Momma always told me not to look into eyes of the Sun...
They're all wasted!

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by Fred the Cat » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:55 pm

The first link looks like he or she is heading off into the "Unset" Well I guess it was actually the "Unrise" but down there – it's hard to tell. :?

How do they get their bearings in Antarctica? Their " Tales of Navigation" must have lots of history; some amusing. :ssmile:
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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by RJN » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:01 pm

It seems to me that the Daily Mail has used at least some of the text of this APOD without permission or attribution. I hope they received permission to use the composite image.
See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... etail.html

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Re: APOD: Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from... (2016 Apr 12)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:03 pm

RJN wrote:It seems to me that the Daily Mail has used at least some of the text of this APOD without permission or attribution. I hope they received permission to use the composite image.
See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... etail.html
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