Perhaps you were lucky enough, as I was, to attend a solar eclipse gathering, complete with special glasses that allowed everyone to observe the annular event without frying one’s eyeballs. I got to see the “ring of fire” when the moon crept slowly to the sun’s center – like a black dime set on a neon-0range quarter – where it blocked the middle light, and left only a red-hot glow. The pivotal moment left a thin, glow-in-the-dark bracelet with a velvet-black center.
But if you missed the show, or even if you did see it with your own – protected – eyes, anewscafe.com is proud to present this morning-after video of the solar eclipse created by Cory Poole , a 33-year-old math and science teacher at University Preparatory School in Redding California.
How did he do that? Redding photographer and science teacher Cory Poole made this 60-second time-lapse video from 700 individual frames shot through a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stacked Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope.
Poole shot the photos in Redding, California. He used a telescope filter that allows viewing of the chromosphere, a layer that contains solar prominences and is much less bright than the photoshere beneath it. The filter only allows light that is created when hydrogen atoms go from the second excited state to the first excited state.
As Poole continues processing and uploading more photos, the pictures can be seen in the next few days on Poole’s website, www.corypoole.com. Thank you for sharing, Cory!
Readers, did you see the solar eclipse? What were your impressions?
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke of the Czech Republic. Prior to 2007 Chamberlain was an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, CA.