Important notice about STEREO Behind
Prediction for the 11 July 2010 Eclipse
As the Sun rotates, each region of the Sun is seen first by the STEREO Behind
spacecraft, then from Earth, and finally by the STEREO Ahead spacecraft. By
choosing the right date, one can use the STEREO Behind images to get a sense of
what the Sun will look like as seen from Earth. Below are images chosen to
represent what the Sun is predicted to look like during the
total solar eclipse
in the South Pacific on 11 July 2010. Click on each image for a
The background subtractions applied to the COR1 and COR2 images are
preliminary, and are subject to change. The time of the COR2 image was
adjusted to avoid some CMEs which occured that day.
Below are contrast enhanced versions of the same COR1 and COR2 as above, using
the non-radial gradient filter.
Another prediction for the upcoming solar eclipse is available from
Predictive Science, Inc..
Now that the eclipse is over, we are able to show
images of the solar
corona during the time of the eclipse, to compare with the above predictions.
We also have this
MLSO image taken close in time to the eclipse. Also available is a
movie showing the Moon passing in front of the solar
corona as seen from Hawaii.
Last Revised: Wednesday, 14-Jul-2010 13:23:16 EDT
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