Live Views

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.

Picks of the Week

Spectacular events on the solar surface in pictures and videos as selected by the SDO/NASA team.

Five for Five

CME Blow Out

Seesaw Filament

Hedge Row Prominence

Active Regions Galore

Active Regions Galore

Hedge Row Prominence

Cinco de Mayo X2.7 Flare

Long Filament Lift-off

Filament Burst

Fascinating facts

During daytime the Sun's intense light keeps us from seeing any other stars. The sunlight also scatters in the Earth's atmosphere and makes the sky look blue.
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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.

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All solar images courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams...