Solar Eclipse images


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7th February, 2008, Partial Soalr eclipse from New Zealand
Here is a beautiful photograph of the 7 February solar eclipse, as seen from New Zealand. The photograph was taken by Andy Dodson and Deborah Hambly in New Zealand, where, as described in an earlier post, the Moon covered 59% of the Sun.
The photograph shows lots of activity around the limb of the Sun. These prominences are jets of hot gas, propelled outwards along the magnetic field lines of the Sun. Click on the image for a larger version.