Portraits of Our Sun on 11/11/11 at 11:11 UTC

by Nancy Atkinson on November 11, 2011

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The Sun on 11/11/11 from the Solar Dynamics Observatory Spacecraft.

The Solar Dynamics Observatory takes images of the Sun about every 10 seconds, so it easily was able to capture the Sun when the clocks and calendars lined up for a mathematically synchronous readout. Below is another image at the same time in different wavelength.

You can check out what the Sun looks like at anytime of the day or year the the SDO website.

The Sun at 11:11 UTC on 11/11/11 in a different wavelength. Credit: NASA


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Anonymous November 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM

I’m 1 with this….2

Anonymous November 12, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Awesome, and we all depend on it.

silvi Okos November 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Embrace the Sun

Erzsebet Hollandus November 13, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Okos tojás , gratulálok

Shahla November 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Wow! Lovely portraits!

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