Solar Corona
The corona, the Sun's outermost atmosphere
Solar Corona
This picture shows an impression of the Sun's outermost atmosphere, the corona. The corona is very hot, millions of degrees compared to thousands of degrees for the solar surface. But it is very tenuous and can only be seen when the Sun's bright disc is hidden, as during a solar eclipse. Note the streamers in the atmosphere, caused by gas flowing along magnetic field lines.
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Title: Solar Corona

Category: solar-system, Latest

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2014

Client: Sky at Night Magazine

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Sun corona eclipse magnetic
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