The solar disk in the wavelengths of hydrogen alpha light, tinted to show the structures of the chromosphere. A fine art print of this image is available for sale.

You can zoom in for a closer look at the prominence at the top of the disk. This image was featured as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on November 4, 2009.

October 10, 2009/ captured with Little Big Man, PGR Scorpion camera

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