gearratios.org dan seaton | cycling writer & photographer, solar physicist

Total Eclipse

One of my images was recently featured as the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.

It’s not every day we on Earth get to watch a solar eclipse, and it’s really not every day that that eclipse is accompanied by a solar eruption, but that’s what happened during the total eclipse on 3 November 2013.

This time of year it’s easy to forget that I’m not just a cycling reporter and photographer, I’m also a scientist. But the eclipse provided a great opportunity to do some real science.¬†Working together with Astronomers from Williams College, I produced a composite image showing the eclipse together with observations from SWAP onboard PROBA2, the ¬†extreme-ultraviolet solar telescope for which I serve as principal investigator.

The image ended up featured as the Astronomy Picture of the Day about a week later. Click the link to find out more.

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