Ho hum, another GORGEOUS pic of the Sun

By Phil Plait | July 31, 2012 1:20 pm

Just a reminder: the Sun is awesome:

[You MUST click that to get the fully enGdwarfenated 2200 x 2200 pixel picture. It’s stunning.]

I’ve talked about Alan Friedman’s amazing Sun portraits so many times I need not elaborate here; just read the Related Posts below. But man! What a star.

Image credit: Alan Friedman.

Related Posts:

The boiling, erupting Sun (Read this one first! Much is explained here.)
Close-up of a solar monster
No words
Solar Cinco de Mayo
The Sun’s angry red spot

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Pretty pictures
MORE ABOUT: Alan Friedman, Sun

Comments (5)

  1. EstebanCS

    And now it is a Desktop Photo.

  2. Hey thanks, that is indeed a gorgeous picture. The surface looks as if they’d spread iron filings over it

  3. Paul

    I have managed to take some pictures of sunspots using mylar solar film as a filter, but what sort of filter would let me see the “grain” in the sun like that? Does it have to be one of those tenth-of-an-angstrom dielectric hydrogen alpha filters, or are there simpler filters that will show that kind of contrast?

  4. flip

    Wonderful image!

  5. Brian Too

    Is it just me, or does anyone else experience this? When I see a picture like this, I dream of having a conversation with Galileo. “Hey Galileo”, I’d say, “this is what you were looking for! It’s a ball of plasma hotter than you can imagine! It works based on fusion, which you don’t know about yet. Here’s how fusion works…”.

    Where’s a time machine when you need one!?


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