Corona, Total Solar Eclipse

The subtle and ethereal beauty of the corona, the Sun’s outer atmosphere, is seen in in a composite image that approximates what the human eye could see during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. The bright star Regulus (Alpha Leonis) is at top left, and magnitud 5.26 Nu Leonis is at right. Red prominences can be seen on the west limb of the Sun as well as Earthshine on the Moon.Copyright 2017 Jerry Lodriguss