Accession Number : AD0696525

Title :   OBSERVATIONS OF THE BRIGHTNESS AND POLARIZATION OF THE OUTER CORONA DURING THE NOVEMBER 12, 1966, TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.

Descriptive Note : Atmospherics physics,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Pepin,T. J.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Photographs of the solar corona from a camera flown at an altitude of 40,000 feet were obtained on November 12, 1966. The absolute brightness, polarization and the direction of polarization of the solar corona between 3.5 and 13 solar radii were determined from these photographs. A significant polarized component was found in this region, the structure of which can be closely correlated with features in the inner corona. Comparisons are made in the July 20, 1963 and May 30, 1965 eclipses and evidence is given for changes in brightness of the coronal light between these eclipses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CORONA, POLARIZATION), BRIGHTNESS, SOLAR ECLIPSES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE