Low December Sun

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We are less than two weeks away from the December Solstice. The sun is low this time of year and the days are still getting shorter.

The sun peeking through the trees on December 9 @ 2:40 PM.

 

Below is a photo of our sun today from roughly the same time. It was taken on the AIA 211 channel – which “highlights the active region of the outer atmosphere of the Sun – the corona. Active regions, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections will appear bright. The dark areas – called coronal holes – are places where very little radiation is emitted, yet are the main source of solar wind particles.” Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA.

 

AIA 211 image of the Sun, December 9, 2018. Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

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