Credit: ESA/Royal Observatory of Belgium
This montage of 365 images shows the changing activity of our sun through the eyes of ESA’s Proba-2 satellite during 2018. The images were taken by the satellite’s SWAP camera, which works at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the sun’s hot turbulent atmosphere – the corona, at temperatures of about a million degrees
The satellite is continuously monitoring the sun – one image was selected to represent each day of the year. Click here for an animated version.
The sun typically follows an 11 year cycle of activity, and throughout 2018, it embraced its solar minimum, displaying few active regions – seen as the bright regions in the images
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2019-01-sun.html#jCp
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