The Electric Universe Gallery

In sunspot-minimum, in 1995 Oct. 24th, the Sun was covered by the Moon. Alberto Levy took this beautiful photo at Sariska, India. Northern polar streamers were stronger and stronger on the left, nearer and nearer to a big helmet-streamer. They coalesce between the arrows. Other smaller helmet-streamers were also not in the equatorial plane. All did not even point radially. Polar streamers were dragged along and therefore showed the direction of the emitted wind. Accordingly, the northern coronal hole had a larger area, because of the cycle with a southern main activity.

"Sky & Telescope" 1996 March

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