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.
X4 Flare was no Shrimp
Interactions of Active Regions
Baker's Dozen of Flares
Large Sunspot Produces an X-flare
Two Flares Give Warning
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.
A total solar eclipse is an amazing wonder of nature, and well worth travelling for.Read more »
All solar images courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.