Watch the amazing activity on the surface of the Sun while it really happens from the Solar Dynamics Observatory orbiting the Earth and monitoring the Sun 24/7.
Spectacular events on the solar surface in pictures and videos as selected by the SDO/NASA team.
Peering through the Layers
Spun and Confused
Sweeping Arches and Loops
XX - Two X Flares in Quick Succession
Tight Loops Close-up
Coronal Hole Squared
Learn about the various layers our star is composed from, and how energy is produced and transported to the surface.Read more »
How was the Sun born? What will happen to it in the future? When will it die? Get the answers here.Read more »
Did you know, that you can actually observe sunspots, prominences and the corona yourself? Get tips on how to get started and recommendations for the best tools and equipment.
All solar images courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.