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Solar eclipse, 2010-01-15, Africa and Asia

Solar Eclipse, 2010-01-15, Africa And Asia

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A total solar eclipse forms a rare opportunity to observe the corona (the outer layer of the Sun's atmosphere). Normally this is not visible because the photosphere is much brighter than the corona. According to the point reached in the solar cycle, the corona may appear small and symmetric, or large and fuzzy. It is very hard to predict this prior to totality.
Phenomena associated with eclipses include shadow bands (also known as flying shadows), which are similar to shadows on the bottom of a swimming pool. They only occur just prior to and after totality, when a narrow solar crescent acts as an anisotropic light source.

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Album name:Earth & Universe
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Keywords:#solar #eclipse #africa #asia
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Date added:Jan 27, 2010
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