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.
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.