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Unbelievable Composite Image of a Solar Corona During a Total Solar Eclipse

This incredible image, which shows a breathtakingly beautiful solar corona surrounding the moon during a total solar eclipse, is actually not one photo at all — it’s a combination of 47 images taken using two lenses.

The photo was taken by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller from a pier outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands during a 2009 expedition hosted by the Chair of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii.

It was during this trip that the photographer had the incredible opportunity to see a total solar eclipse from what is basically the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The location offered an unfettered, crystal clear view of this amazing and rare phenomenon.

Here’s a closer look at the composite Druckmüller was able to put together documenting the experience:

And here’s an even more detailed view showing the inner corona:

To learn more about this particular expedition and see more amazing images of the eclipse, head over to Druckmüler’s website or click here to see a the high-resolution wide-angle shot.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Images by Miloslav Druckmüller and used with permission.

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