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Cool sun image

The sun imaged as a red orb in the center with rays emanating from it and lit up clouds below.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Soumyadeep Mukherjee in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, created this composite image from 2 photos taken of the sun on May 5, 2021. He wrote: “The bright sun after emerging from clouds. The hide-and-seek game continues as monsoons approach the Indian subcontinent. The image is a blend of 2 images. The first image, taken without a filter, captures the clouds along with the bright sun. The second image, captured a minute after the first one with a white-light solar filter, shows the photospheric details of the solar disk.” Thank you, Soumyadeep!

We receive excellent photographs from our readers every day. Take a look at EarthSky Community Photos for the latest ones, or submit your own! Take extra care with the sun, though, as looking directly at it (or through a camera lens) will damage your eyes, unless you’re using special equipment.

Bottom line: An interesting image of the sun, submitted by an EarthSky reader.

May 12, 2021
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