The temperature at the solar corona, which is a layer of plasma gas, soars up to two million degrees Celsius, making it impossible to see it without a total eclipse.
The corona of the sun is ten times as dense as its centre and produces just about a millionth as much light, which means that it can be seen only at a time when total eclipse hides the whole of the sun.
Fifty-six-year old Professor Miloslav Druckmuller of the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic has managed to capture extraordinary photos of the solar corona.
The photos were captured during an eclipse over the isolated Marshall Islands, which are situated near by Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean.
Speaking about his recent experience, Prof Druckmuller said, “The expedition itself is a terrible stress. One single stupid mistake like pressing the wrong button on a keyboard may destroy everything.”
Next solar eclipse will take place in July.