In the past week I’ve seen some interesting images of the Sun so I thought that cool solar imaging would make a good topic for this weeks post. The result is a more photo heavy post than normal but here are some real ‘stellar’ pics.
Leading off as a part of a series of five solar eruptions within two days, is this beautiful animation of a “Canyon of Fire” generated as a side effect of a coronal mass ejection (CME) which should have hit us in the early hours of the day (Feb 26th 2012). The impact of a CME with the ionosphere has effects on both the auroras and on global radio propagation, the latter being of interest to me as it changes how far you can reach on amateur radio.
Next up was a partial eclipse of the sun on February 21st, visible only from space, as captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Have you seen any interesting photos of the sun recently?