An X-ray Solar Eclipse

Science Nugget:  Feb 27, 1998

The highlight this week was of course the solar eclipse. This eclipse occurred during Thursday late night, JST, so the observation tables had to be loaded several hours in advance. Full-Sun images with a cadence of approximately 32 seconds were acquired during all three eclipse episodes (see last week's Eclipse Planning Page for details). Partial-Sun images were acquired of a small active region just on the edge of the moon's apparent path. Due to a planning oversight, the resulting cadence of those images was 10 seconds, rather than the hoped-for 8 seconds. Analysis of those images will occupy us for some time.

Movies of the eclipse episodes as viewed by Yohkoh SXT are on the web! To view an event, click on one of the images below.

Event 1 
Event 2 
Event 3 

Eclipse Observing Team: D. McKenzie, H. Hudson, R. Kano, T. Shimizu, S. Yasiro 

David McKenzie, 27-Feb-97 (email