An Image of our Sun

Our Sun

Our Sun, imaged from Teddington UK by Peter Woolliams. Click for full resolution image.

Peter Woolliams sent me the picture above a couple of weeks ago. Wow! Personally, it blows my mind that this is what our Sun looks like – all that rich texture and those tiny prominences – each one larger than our Earth:-( . What is so spectacular is that this image was not captured by a space telescope or  a special observatory, but by my friend in his garden in Teddington.Beautiful. Amazing. Humbling.

Thanks Peter.

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2 Responses to “An Image of our Sun”

  1. Peter Woolliams Says:

    Recently found this link to a professional network looking at internal solar oscillations, they take images all the time, watch one of the daily videos to see how dynamic the sun really can be.
    http://halpha.nso.edu/
    What you see all depends on luck!

    Thanks again
    PEter

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