The umbral shadow path of December 04, 2002 solar eclipse ended at sunset in Australia. Arne Danielsen took his images very near to that place with the Sun only 6° above the horizon. In spite of that fact, he succeeded in taking images of very good quality suitable for creation of detailed resulting corona image. An interesting problem which occurred during the images processing was the distortion of images caused by the low altitude of the Sun. The time delay of about 3 hours between the images taken in Africa (Vojtech Rušin and Friedhelm Dorst) and in Australia (Arne Danielsen) enabled to study changes in solar corona.


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Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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