Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Swirling Chaos


Here is one last pic from today's imaging session.  It shows the swirling chaos of gas around AR1515.  The wonderful thing about H-Alpha imaging is that you get to see the sun as a "living" star. The individual spots in this image are several times the size of earth.  The fact that earth would be a tiny dot in this maelstrom gives a vivid idea of the real power of the sun.