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By Magda Stavinschi (auth.), Jean-Paul Zahn, Magda Stavinschi (eds.)

The goal of this complicated examine Institute used to be to offer an account at the most modern effects got in sun examine. Bucharest was once selected to host it, as the capital urban of Romania used to be situated correct in the midst of the totality course of the final eclipse of the millennium, on eleventh August 1999; additionally the phenomenon was once with regards to succeed in there its longest period: 2m 23s. the sort of overall eclipse isn't just a truly amazing occasion which attracts the crowds: to astronomers, sunlight eclipses nonetheless provide the easiest stipulations for looking at the reduce a part of the corona. The sunlight performs a vital function in our very lifestyles. It was once answerable for the formation of the Earth, and rendered this planet healthy to host dwelling beings, delivering the correct amount of warmth, and this for a protracted sufficient span of time. really understandably, it has continuously been a major aim of human interest, and extra lately certainly one of clinical research. over the last century, it used to be discovered that the solar is a celeb like billions of others; we realized considering that that it attracts its strength from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen, and we're now capable of estimate its age and lifestyles expectancy.

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Pasachoff, Ridgeley, Seaton, and others operated Nikons with 500 mm, 600 mm, and 750 mm lenses. Seaton used a Hasselblad and Deborah Pasachoff used a Nikon to take wide-field images including scientists in the foreground and the eclipse in the background sky. Samples of Pasachoff's 27 photographs of the partial and total eclipse have appeared in the February 2000 issue of National Geographic Magazine in their Geographica section. 6. edu/ jkern/eclipse99). edu/astronomy/eclipse98. edu/astronomy/eclipse99, combines 12 photographic images from the eclipse and also 3 SORO EIT eclipse-day images of the corona silhouetted against the solar disk.

Our team observed from Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, and had three major experiments. The sky was very clear throughout totality. The path was close to that of the 1715 eclipse viewed by Halley (Pasachoff 1999a, 1999b). 2. The SOHOjground-based eclipse experiment In one of our experiments, features in the Sun's corona were traced from lower to greater heights using joint observations from space by scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and from the ground at the August 11 total solar eclipse by our team.

Figure 5. Schematic aoss section of a cormal streamer: I) Closed field (static); 2) Open field (expanding); 3) Cusp-type neutral point; 4) Sheet aJJTeIIts [8J The regions of open and close field lines are separated by a streamer layer which converges in a magnetically neutral point situated on top of the "helmet", which corresponds, in three dimensions, to a neutral field line (figure 5). 37 The observations made at the total solar eclipses, which lasted for a couple of minutes, gave the impression that these streamers are long lasting, stable structures.

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