Why we study the Solar Corona...

        The Solar Corona is a layer of the Sun which is not visible every day. This is because the light of the solar photosphere is so bright that blocks away the light from the Corona. It is only during a Total Solar Eclipse, when the photosphere is hidden behind the Moon that we can actually see and study the Corona.

       The Solar Corona is the hottest part of the Sun visible to us. During the Total Solar Eclipses our team studies the following aspects of the Corona:

  • The Morphology of the Solar Corona and how it changes during periods of high or low activity.
  • The Morphology of the Solar Corona in different parts of the spectrum (350, 807 and 1000nm) in Ne.IR and Ne.UV.
  • Fast moving parts of the Solar Corona during the Eclipse near Prominences and Active Regions.
  • The Temperature of the Solar Corona during the eclipse at the equator of the Sun and near the Polar regions.

       All the above can help us towards a better understanding of the nature of the  Solar Corona.
Image of the Solar Corona by Constantinos Emmanouilidis during the eclipse of 2008 in Russia. Prossecing by Hana Druckmullerova and Miloslav Druckmuller.
The Solar Chromosphere spectrum during the total solar eclipse of 2006 in Megisti Island (SEastern Greece)