By combining images from the SOHO satellite and Proba-2 satellite with ground-based images, scientists created this uniquely detailed view of a recent solar eclipse.
The Sun appears to be eyeballing us in this unique portrayal of the total solar eclipse of November 13/14, 2012, which combines ground-based images (blue ring) with views from ESA’s Proba-2 (false-color central disc) and ESA/NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellites (background).
Loops of magnetic field lines and ‘streamers’ can clearly be seen in the ground-based white-light images, spilling over into the corresponding wide-field view from SOHO as the solar wind blows these features out into space.
The connection between the ground- and space-based images provides a unique opportunity to correlate difficult-to-see regions of the Sun’s atmosphere, visible only during the fleeting moments of a total solar eclipse, with well-known features on the solar disc and the wider solar environment.
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