The Sun and Its Corona

A corona is an aura of plasma that surrounds the Sun and other stars.

This definition sounds very technical and sciencey. In simple words as explained by NASA,

Our Sun is surrounded by a jacket of gases called an atmosphere. The corona is the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere.

To explain further, I quote NASA,

The corona is usually hidden by the bright light of the Sun’s surface. That makes it difficult to see without using special instruments. However, the corona can be seen during a total solar eclipse. During a total solar eclipse, the moon passes between Earth and the Sun. When this happens, the moon blocks out the bright light of the Sun. The glowing white corona can then be seen surrounding the eclipsed Sun.

So, here comes the interesting thing.

Again I quote NASA,

The corona’s high temperatures are a bit of a mystery. Imagine that you’re sitting next to a campfire. It’s nice and warm. But when you walk away from the fire, you feel cooler. This is the opposite of what seems to happen on the Sun.

Astronomers have been trying to solve this mystery for a long time. The corona is in the outer layer of the Sun’s atmosphere—far from its surface. Yet the corona is hundreds of times hotter than the Sun’s surface.

So, what I inferred from this is that the Sun’s jacket is even hotter than its own body. Even though it is not as bright as Sun and even barely visible on normal days but Sun’s corona holds way more heat than Sun itself.

That was enough scientific approach. Now, here comes the metaphorical approach towards Sun’s corona:

What if, we are just like Sun? what is our aura is just like the Sun’s?

I’m sure all of us know that we all exude a certain vibe. Whether it’s positive or negative, shabby or graceful, calm or messy. We all have a certain aura. Like Sun, our aura is also not clearly visible on normal days. It is there but not clear enough for other people to see.

The ironic thing is that our aura or our vibe is way more powerful than ourselves. Just like Sun’s corona is way more hot or in a sense way more powerful than the Sun itself.

So, there are two ways of using this ‘Our Aura’ thing. Either we can use it negatively or we can use it positively.

Let’s talk about the negative use of it first.

Heat, being symbolic of anger, frustration and hatred can be talked about here. When we feel angry or frustrated, it is projected around us in a much magnified way.

Like, Sun is so hot, but its atmosphere, its corona, is hotter.

Similarly, when we encounter such negative emotions, they don’t only impact us, but they also impact the people around us, because our aura is hundreds of times stronger than our inner feelings. Building up anger, frustration and hatred inside of us can cause way more destruction outside of us than they can ever cause inside.

But that is not the only way our aura or our vibe can be used. There is also a positive use of it.

Heat, being symbolic of anger, frustration and hatred is also symbolic of power. Who says the power has to be of the ‘evil’ kind? Power can also be of the ‘good’ kind.

When we feel good about ourselves and others, we spread good around ourselves. We spread goodness in the form of vibes having immense powers. Even if we are a little happy, we will be spreading bucketloads of happiness because just like the Sun, our atmosphere radiates way more energy than we generally do.

If we use our aura for the goodwill of others, there is nothing that can stop this world from resembling to its idealistic image.

There is also one more thing that is very unique about Sun’s corona which is it is visible during a total solar eclipse (when special instruments are used.) During a total solar eclipse, Sun is completely invisible but its corona glimmers in the form of beautiful white light.

In an attempt to connect this phenomenon with human life, I believe that the same thing happens with us.

During dark times, when we feel hidden or overshadowed by the hurdles in our life, our aura shines through; if we want it to. Our true self can shine in the form of our aura in beautiful ways.

Coming towards the end of my page, I would like to say that,

Sun, Earth, Moon and Us;
Are all part of the same universe.

There are so many things that we can learn from each other even when we live worlds apart!

Swasti Jain

Aarnav’s Note: I know Swasti from my school bus. 3 years junior to me in my school, I’ve seen her evolve from Geronimo Stilton to Harry Potter. I’ve been reading her blogs regularly, and when I approached her for whether she’d like to do a guest post, her reply assured me that I’ll soon have something amazing for my readers. When I first read this article, I didn’t see where its going or what’s the point of it all, but as I read it more, I loved how widely she thought. Being a science student, I love it even more!

Author’s Bio: My name is Swasti Jain, and I’m a 10th Class CBSE student. I am a huge fan of reading and writing. Along with that I love movies, TV shows with ‘Romantic-Comedy’ being my favorite genre in all of these things. I write because it makes me feel like ‘ME’. I like to write about real issues and many times, just for fun!
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7 Comments Add yours

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  2. Hi Aarnav
    The best part about this unique post is, you have endorsed it and valued it so.

    How many writers do that?😊
    I am so glad I read it first thing in the morning and wish that all those read it who doubted your capacity of being the Literary Secretary…
    Great job👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. He did a really generous thing ma’am. BTW I hope you liked the article!


      1. Hi,read my story on my blog


    2. Aarnav Gupta says:

      Thankyou, ma’am! 😊


    3. Aarnav Gupta says:

      This really means a lot!


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