Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shy Sun

The Sun has been uncharacteristically shy lately, with solar winds and sunspots unusually low. It could be all the talk about solar power, maybe the sun is easily embarrassed.

Boston.com has up a stunning series of Sun images, including the animated series to the left, taken by the SOHO spacecraft's Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT). (h/t DJ)

(image credit: SOHO/EIT consortium, from boston.com)