Full disk of the Sun

This image of the full disk of the Sun was taken on December 18, 2015 by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly instrument (AIA) aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly images the solar atmosphere in 10 different wavelengths every 10 seconds, with the goal of linking changes in the surface to interior changes.

Credit:

NASA/SDO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:eso1703e-comparisona
Type:Observation
Release date:17 January 2017, 15:00
Size:3804 x 3804 px

About the Object

Name:Sun
Type:Solar System : Star : Feature : Photosphere : Sunspot
Category:Solar System
Stars

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