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

11 Nov , 2011 by

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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.



5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m 1 with this….2

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome, and we all depend on it.

  3. Okos tojás , gratulálok

  4. Shahla says:

    Wow! Lovely portraits!

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