Before Solar Eclipse 2017, Indian scientists predicted elusive solar corona
A day before the Solar Eclipse 2017, Indian scientists had predicted how the solar corona would look. The solar corona is the mysterious outer region of the sun.
The prediction showed a lotus petal like shape extending from the surface in some parts of the sun's corona. In other parts, magnetic field lines fanned out like spokes of a wheel.
The total solar eclipse on Monday lasted over the US landmass for nearly 90 minutes, giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to make scientific measurements from the ground.
Days before the eclipse a a team of Indo-UK team of researchers had predicted how the solar corona would look. The image showed how the solar corona would look at the time of the eclipse. The Indo-UK researchers, led by solar physicist Dibyendu Nandi from the Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata is one of the two research groups that made a forecast on the solar corona pattern.This is for the first time the IISER team predicted the shape of the corona.