Wordless Wednesday – the Sun

by Deb on May 18, 2011

Sun

I’m not actually getting much sun right now! But I love browsing through the NASA galleries to see what amazing images they have. In the one above the ‘handle’ at the top right is some relatively cooler gas in the corona.

Extreme UV

This image is all taken in the extreme UV range but colour coded for temperature. Red is 2 million, green is 1.5 million and blue is 1 million degrees Celsius.

filaments

Plasma filaments connecting areas of different magnetic polarity, like enormous magnetic field lines. Most of the features shown in these photographs are related to the sun’s magnetic field.

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Sam @ Learn. Create. Do. May 18, 2011 at 10:50 am

The NASA site is pretty cool. Apparently (if I remember correctly) there was some big solar flare activity when Japan had earthquakes…. possibly related?
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katesaysstuff May 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Amazing pictures, bookmarking to show my big boy who loves all things in the sky 😉
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Kellie @ Three LI'l Princesses May 19, 2011 at 5:18 am

How much would the kids love looking at these pix. Thanks for the inspiration! 😉

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