{Fanciful image of the Sun} Current solar images


Click on any of the following thumbnail images for the most recent, full-resolution solar image of each type in the SDAC archive. The time and date of each image is below the image description.

All times are in coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Images from the
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)

[Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 94 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 131 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 171 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 193 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 211 Å]
Fe XVIII 94 Å Fe XX 131 Å Fe IX/X 171 Å Fe XII 193 Å Fe XIV 211 Å
2014/07/22 10:51:01 2014/07/22 10:51:08 2014/07/22 10:50:59 2014/07/22 10:51:06 2014/07/22 10:50:59
[Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 304 Å Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 335 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 1600 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 1700 Å] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
         			  image at 4500 Å]
He II 304 Å Fe XVI 335 Å cont. + C IV 1600 Å continuum 1700 Å continuum 4500 Å
2014/07/22 10:51:07 2014/07/22 10:51:02 2014/07/22 10:51:04 2014/07/22 10:51:18 2014/07/22 10:00:07

A Note on Color Tables

The color tables used to display AIA images here are the ones used to display similar bandpasses for SOHO EIT and STEREO EUVI images. The color tables preferred by the AIA Principal Investigator Team can be found in the images at the LMSAL Sun Today site.

Color tables for the 94, 131, and 335 Å bandpasses are still under development.


Images from the
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI)

Click here for
a movie of the last
two days of
magnetograms.
  [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Heliospheric and Magnetic Imager (HMI)
         			  magnetogram] [Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Heliospheric and Magnetic Imager (HMI)
         			  continuum intensity image at 6173 Å]   Click here for
a movie of the last
two days of
intensitygrams.
Magnetogram Intensitygram
2014/07/22 10:41:25 2014/07/22 10:41:25

Images from other sources

[Hinode X-Ray Telescope (XRT)
                    image in the titanium-polyimide filter] [National Solar Observatory (NSO) image at
                    10830 Å] [National Solar Observatory (NSO) SOLIS transverse magnetogram 
                    at 8542 Å] [RISE/PSPT Ca II K spectroheliogram from HAO's Mauna Loa
                    Solar Observatory] [High Altitude Observatory (HAO) MLSO Mk 4 white-light
                    coronagraph image]
Hinode XRT TiPoly NSO SOLIS He I 10830 Å NSO Ca II 8542 Å magnetogram RISE/PSPT Ca II K HAO Mk. 4 coronagraph
2014/07/21 17:53 2014/07/03 18:19:24 2014/07/02 17:34:54 2010/12/02 18:59 2014/07/19 00:56

Other resources for solar imagery and related solar-terrestrial observations:

Sorry, we can't guarantee that the most recent image of each type was obtained in the last 24 hours: curious agglomerations of water vapor and dust called clouds sometimes appear over observatories on Earth, and even people who operate spacecraft take a day off from time to time.

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Last revised 2014 July 22 - J.B. Gurman