A Smiling Sun

  • Released Friday, January 6, 2023
  • ID: 31213

Satellite imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the Sun in ultraviolet light colorized in light brown. Seen in ultraviolet light, the dark patches on the Sun are known as coronal holes and are regions where fast solar wind gushes out into space.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Datasets used in this visualization

Solar Dynamics Observatory Spacecraft Operations (A.K.A. Spacecraft Events)
Event ListJSOC

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