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Parker Solar Probe captures a phenomenon observed during eclipses — watch

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In a total solar eclipse, the Moon almost entirely blocks out our view of the Sun — except for its corona.

That ghostly, uneven ring around the Sun is its outer atmosphere.

Bursts of electromagnetic energy shoot outward, but some are still tethered by the Sun’s gravity.