Sometimes, a total eclipse of the Sun is an opportunity.
Taking advantage of such, the above image shows the
solar eclipse earlier this month
as covered and uncovered by several different solar observatories.
The innermost image shows the Sun in
as recorded over a few hours by the
mission in a
low Earth orbit.
This image is surrounded by a ground-based eclipse image, reproduced
in blue, taken from
Further out is a circularly blocked region used to artificially dim the central sun by the
instrument aboard the Sun-orbiting
The outermost image -- showing the outflowing
-- was taken by LASCO ten minutes after the eclipse and shows an outflowing solar corona.
Over the past few weeks, our Sun has been showing an
-- activity that was generally expected as the Sun is currently going through
-- the busiest part of its 11 year
The above resultant image is a picturesque montage of many solar layers
at once that allows
to better match up active areas on or near the Sun's surface with
in the Sun's corona.