Incredible Video of Solar Eclipse Reveals Details of the Sun

Photographer Corey Poole sent us this video today showing yesterday's solar eclipse.

60 second time-lapse video made from 700 individual frames through a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stacked Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope. The pictures were shot in Redding California which was directly in the annular eclipse path. The filter on the telescope allows you to see the chromosphere which is a layer that contains solar prominences. The filter only allows light that is created when hydrogen atoms go from the 2nd excited state to the 1st excited state.

Amazing to watch the workings of a star that holds so much influence over our planet!

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