The total solar eclipse in August lasted only a few minutes, but the Eclipse Megamovie website has more than 50,000 photos to be analyzed. The amount of work is large, so the leaders turn to civilian scientists for help.
The images are posted on the Internet so that volunteers can scan and classify them. It is necessary to note the eclipse phases, diamond rings, Bailey beads and other interesting phenomena.
Volunteers were offered to classify images on July 21, 2017, which showed a total solar eclipse, as well as other objects (for example, the star Regulus) The photographs obtained by thousands of witnesses have already been stitched together once before in order to gain an expanded view of the eclipse (the talk of Megamovie). But the project Zooniverse will help improve previous results and understand the mechanism of the solar corona.
Those who are interested in the technical side are invited to plunge into the database of project snapshots in order to get new details. This may be a collage, the identification of unusual events or the improvement of Megamovie.