A comet during the eclipse?

A comet during the eclipse?
A comet during the eclipse? This image is from the SOHO/LASCO C3 coronagraph, taken just a week before the 2017 eclipse. A coronagraph is a type of telescope that looks directly at the Sun, but holds a solid occulting disk in the center of the image to block out the direct, blinding sunlight and enable us to see the much fainter stuff surrounding the Sun, just as the Moon blocks the Sun during an eclipse. Most notably—and just like a solar eclipse seen from Earth—this reveals the Sun's corona, nearby bright planets and stars, and, if we’re lucky, a comet! ESA / NASA SOHO / Karl Battams

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