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Time-lapse animation showing enormous tornado-like vortices on the Sun's limb as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory between 2012-02-07T08:00:00 and 2012-02-08T23:00:00. Each image in this animation was taken at 36 second intervals.
credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
December 7, 2011; Today's Sun in various wavelengths showing various temperatures and layers of the Sun. Not only that, but we also added the Sun's magnetic field lines to the view. These images were taken at approx. the same time
We start off looking at the 6,000 degrees C. Photosphere. See the various sunspots on the "surface" of the Sun?
Now let's transition into the region between the Chromosphere and the Corona, at about 1 million degrees C.
From there we go into a composite of three different wavelengths showing temperatures up to 2 million degrees C.
And at the end we add the complex field of Magnetic Field lines to the various active regions.
And who says the Sun is boring?
Credit: NASA SDO
Thanks to Steele Hill