Solar Prominences

Another factor that made this eclipse special was it occurred around the time of the solar maximum

The eclipse occurred around the solar maximum, a period of greatest solar activity in the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle, and it was anticipated that solar prominences would be visible during totality. Many observers reported seeing solar prominences during the event. Most plainly visible to the naked eye was a very bright red point of light near the lowest portion of the Sun’s disk, which on telescopic views and photographs showed as a tent-shaped angular structure. The red and pink hues were the result of hydrogen and helium plasma being thrown up in broad arcs but never leaving the sun’s atmosphere.

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Wikipedia contributors. 2024. “Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. May 3, 2024.,_2024&oldid=1221990257.


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