Recent Solar Images

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Here are a set of recent images of the Sun at various wavelengths, taken by the SOHO and Yohkoh spacecraft, the National Solar Observatories at Kitt Peak and Sacramento Peak, and the Mauna Loa and Mees Solar Observatories in Hawaii. Images update periodically, and occasionally an instrument will experience difficulties which may cause an image to be missing or be older than other images displayed here.

To see solar images obtained over the past two hours in sequence, click here. Click on an image to see a full size version.

Visit our Solar Space Weather section to get more information about what these images tell us about what's happening on the Sun and where these emissions come from in the solar atmosphere.
1. 2. The two images at the left give information about the location of coronal holes (left most image) and active regions on the solar surface (central image). Click on the images to see a larger view that will help you to identify regions of interest on the solar surface.
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FeIX/X at 17.1 nm

July 28, 2014 1:00
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Fe XII at 19.5 nm

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Fe XV

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White-Light Coronameter

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SOHO MDI

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He II at 30.4 nm

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Soft X-rays

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HeI 1083.0 nm

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Calcium II K

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White Light

September 22, 2009 17:35
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Photospheric Magnetogram

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Hydrogen Alpha

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