A Smiling Sun

  • Released Friday, January 6th, 2023
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:45AM
View full credits

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.

For More Information


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Technical support
    • Amy Moran (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]

Datasets used in this visualization

Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details, nor the data sets themselves on our site.