This is a composite image and is one of my favorite views of our Sun!
This image combines three images with different, but very similar, temperatures. The colors are assigned differently than in the single images. Here AIA 211 is red, AIA 193 is green, and AIA 171 is blue. Each highlights a different part of the corona.
211 highlights the active region of the outer atmosphere of the Sun - the corona. Active regions, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections will appear bright here. The dark areas - called coronal holes - are places where very little radiation is emitted, yet are the main source of solar wind particles. The temperatures are about 3.6 million F…
Touched up my girlfriend’s tattoo (top), tattooed her mom (middle), and her brother (bottom(was a stick and poke, he wanted it permanent)). Getting used to the feeling of dragging needles in people’s skin.