The Sun captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Spacecraft.
The Sun captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Spacecraft.

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

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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

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.



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Aqua4U
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November 11, 2011 10:13 PM

I’m 1 with this….2

Anonymous
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Anonymous
November 12, 2011 9:44 AM

Awesome, and we all depend on it.

silvi Okos
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November 13, 2011 1:53 PM

Embrace the Sun

Erzsebet Hollandus
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November 13, 2011 5:13 PM

Okos tojás , gratulálok

Shahla
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Shahla
November 13, 2011 9:08 PM

Wow! Lovely portraits!

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