Big Picture: The Sun

Big Picture: The Sun

Big Picture: The Sun

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Oct. 13 2008 11:41 AM

Big Picture: The Sun

The Boston Globe's pictorial feature The Big Picture keeps delivering! This time it's the Sun.

STEREO image of the Moon transiting the Sun

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That picture, taken by the STEREO spacecraft, shows the Moon transiting the Sun (and I liked it so much it was part of my Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007), and is part of a jaw-dropping video.

The other images of the Sun posted at The Big Picture are just as incredible. Sunspots, flares, coronal mass ejections pummeling comets... do yourself a BIG favor, and go check them out.