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Two cool sun photos

4 images of the sun during sunrise, shown as orange globe, with annotations, the first being a distorted (flattened).

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Mohamed Mohamed in the Al Wahat District, Libya, captured these photos of the sun on May 12, 2021. He wrote: “These images show the bright and golden sunrise in Libya on Wednesday morning, just as the spot has appeared over the Earth-facing edge during sunrise. Astronomers call this sunspot grouping AR 2339.” Thank you, Mohamed!

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, captured this photo 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 two 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) can damage your eyes.

Bottom line: Two cool photographs of the sun, submitted by EarthSky readers.

Theresa Wiegert


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