APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

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APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Nov 02, 2022 4:06 am

Image A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun

Explanation: Watch for three things in this unusual eclipse video. First, watch for a big dark circle to approach from the right to block out more and more of the Sun. This dark circle is the Moon, and the video was made primarily to capture this partial solar eclipse last week. Next, watch a large solar prominence hover and shimmer over the Sun's edge. A close look will show that part of it is actually falling back to the Sun. The prominence is made of hot plasma that is temporarily held aloft by the Sun's changing magnetic field. Finally, watch the Sun's edge waver. What is wavering is a dynamic carpet of hot gas tubes rising and falling through the Sun's chromosphere -- tubes known as spicules. The entire 4-second time-lapse video covers a time of about ten minutes, although the Sun itself is expected to last another 5 billion years.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by Donald Pelletier » Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:22 am

I think we can also observe the flickering of the granules of the photosphere.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by Ann » Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:03 am

Donald Pelletier wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:22 am I think we can also observe the flickering of the granules of the photosphere.
Off topic, but I think I recognize your name. Are you the person who has taken all those pictures of galaxies and nebulas that are freely available to the public on Wikimedia?

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by Rauf » Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:46 am

Stunning view! I saw the eclipse last week too :)
Here is a picture I took with my phone :D
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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by johnnydeep » Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:55 am

Rauf wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:46 am Stunning view! I saw the eclipse last week too :)
Here is a picture I took with my phone :D
Was that a phone alone, or a phone held up to the eyepiece of a telescope?
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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by Rauf » Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:31 pm

johnnydeep wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:55 am
Rauf wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:46 am Stunning view! I saw the eclipse last week too :)
Here is a picture I took with my phone :D
Was that a phone alone, or a phone held up to the eyepiece of a telescope?
With a telescope of course.. I don't think any phone can take a picture like that :)

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by johnnydeep » Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:11 pm

Rauf wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:31 pm
johnnydeep wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:55 am
Rauf wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:46 am Stunning view! I saw the eclipse last week too :)
Here is a picture I took with my phone :D
Was that a phone alone, or a phone held up to the eyepiece of a telescope?
With a telescope of course.. I don't think any phone can take a picture like that :)
Ok, thanks. I have zero experience actually taking pics of anything higher in the sky than the top of a house or tree!
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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by Rauf » Wed Nov 02, 2022 3:17 pm

johnnydeep wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:11 pm
Rauf wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:31 pm
johnnydeep wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:55 am

Was that a phone alone, or a phone held up to the eyepiece of a telescope?
With a telescope of course.. I don't think any phone can take a picture like that :)
Ok, thanks. I have zero experience actually taking pics of anything higher in the sky than the top of a house or tree!
It is easy if you have a small telescope. Mine was an 8 inch Dobsonian, I installed a solar filter and attached my phone camera to the eyepiece.. I have zero experience with actual cameras though. I have not even held a real good camera in my hands.. but photography is fun and even though it is just my phone and my telescope and with no editing skills, I find photographing fun :)

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse of an Active Sun (2022 Nov 02)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Nov 03, 2022 3:32 am

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Just watching the eclipse! :wink: 8-)
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