April 29, 2013
A composite of 25 separate images spanning the period of April 16, 2012, to April 15, 2013. It reveals the zones on the Sun where active regions are most common during this part of the solar cycle. Have a look at the video… Image © NASA/SDO/AIA/S. Wiessinger
October 17, 2012
If this dark ball look somehow familiar, it’s because it’s our Sun. In the above image, the Sun and a starfield are color inverted. Image credit: Jim Lafferty Used with permission.
July 30, 2012
Solar maximum or solar max is a normal period of greatest solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle of the Sun. During solar maximum, large numbers of sunspots appear. Solar maximum is still a year away. Images credit: NASA
April 22, 2012
This spectacular time-lapse video of aurora in the Arctic skies is the latest creation by photo/video artist Ole C. Salomonsen.
“For this video I did shoot approx 150.000 exposures from sept.2011 – april.2012 using Canon DSLR’s and various wide angle lenses.”
May 18, 2011
On this night, the sky was not only the best show in town, but a composite image of the sky won an international competition for landscape astrophotography. The above winning image was taken two months ago over Jökulsárlón, the largest glacial lake in Iceland. Photo Stephane Vetter
March 14, 2011
This incredible image is actually of the sun with a massive detached prominence hovering just above its surface. It shows the aftermath of a large solar flare – or prominence – emitted by an erupting sunspot earlier this month.
November 20, 2010
The Sun’s corona is threaded with a complex network of magnetic fields, and this amazing new image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the magnetic field lines associated with a coronal hole that is now turning to face Earth.