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Solar Physics

, Volume 238, Issue 2, pp 261–270 | Cite as

The April 8, 2005, Eclipse White-Light Corona

  • Jay M. Pasachoff
  • Shelby B. Kimmel
  • Miloslav Druckmüller
  • Vojtech Rušin
  • Metod Saniga
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Abstract

The hybrid solar eclipse of April 8, 2005, provided a good opportunity to observe the white-light solar corona, even though the eclipse lasted just 30 seconds and could be seen only from ships in the Pacific Ocean. During the eclipse, we detected a unique ‘cloud’ of particles in the white-light corona above the west limb ≈260°–270°. We compare this feature with EUV images from SOHO. The feature’s density and temperature seem comparable to a coronal condensation, and, like a coronal condensation, it is connected to the emergence of material from the solar surface without a flare. However, the morphology of the feature shows clear differences from a classical coronal condensation.

Keywords

Solar Corona Solar Eclipse Sunspot Group Solar Limb Total Solar Eclipse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay M. Pasachoff
    • 1
  • Shelby B. Kimmel
    • 1
  • Miloslav Druckmüller
    • 2
  • Vojtech Rušin
    • 3
  • Metod Saniga
    • 3
  1. 1.Williams College-Hopkins ObservatoryWilliamstownU.S.A.
  2. 2.Institute of MathematicsBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of SciencesTatranská LomnicaSlovakia

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