Jewel Box Sun

This video made with data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Sun wide range of wavelengths. SDO converts ultraviolet light into an image humans can see, and the images are color-coded by wavelength. As the colors sweep around the Sun in the movie, note how different the same area of the sun appears. Each wavelength of light represents solar material at specific temperatures. Yellow light of 580 nm, for example, generally emanates from material of about 6000 °C at the surface of the sun. Extreme ultraviolet light of 9.4 nm, colorized in green in these SDO images, comes from atoms that are around 6,300,000 °C.

Video Credit: NASA

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