Sun’s fiery surface revealed in amazing composite of 90,000 images

An image showing the surface of the sun in great detail.


The fiery surface of the sun is the star of an incredible new photograph created by a pair of astrophotographers using NASA data.

To make the image, Andrew McCarthy (opens in new tab) and Jason Guenze (opens in new tab)l used some of their own photographs, including one snapped by Guenzel during the 2017 total solar eclipse, as well as thousands of sun images pulled from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (opens in new tab), a spacecraft that NASA launched in 1995 in collaboration with the European Space Agency.