Scientists used a supercomputer at the University of Texas to predict the appearance of the solar corona during the expected eclipse. In the pictures you can see how the event of August 21 will look, which can be seen in many American cities.
A solar eclipse is an event not only expected by ordinary people, but also by scientists. Because it is during this period that one can study the solar structure. The researchers performed many simulations and were able to predict the type of corona - the plasma aura, which stretches millions of kilometers into space.
Computer simulations were transformed into scientific visualization to display a picture familiar to the human eye.
Three-dimensional magnetic solar field. You see the field lines in extremely high resolution and intimate connection of the field with visible corona radiation. To ensure maximum accuracy, scientists use a grid with 65 million points. The team entered the data obtained by the helioseismic and magnetic thermal imager Solar Solar Observatory.
Brightness of polarized white light in a corona on a logarithmic scale
For humanity, it is important to learn how to correctly predict sunny weather. Otherwise, we may not be ready to repeat the events of 1859, when the telegraph network caught fire due to the release. Now the damage would have reached $ 2 trillion.
A timely warning will help everyone to go offline and limit the power supply, and therefore save us from a real disaster.