What Does the Sun Look Like Today?

The following images are updated on a daily basis when the instruments that produce them are functioning.


White Light

September 22, 2009 17:35

The familiar white light view of the sun today. Since our eyes are too sensitive to look directly at the sun without damaging them, here is a safe view. Below are views of the Sun, otherwise invisible to us.

Courtesy of the Evans Solar Facilty, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak

Soft X-rays


HeI 1083.0 nm


Calcium II K


White-Light Coronameter


Fe XII at 19.5 nm


He II at 30.4 nm


FeIX/X at 17.1 nm

July 28, 2014 13:00

Photospheric Magnetogram


Hydrogen Alpha

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