Gregory Gross

Current Solar Images

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The following is an aggregation of various online resources that show current solar conditions.

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Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)

GONG H-alpha images

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI)

HMI Intensitygram / Continuum

Flattened view of visible light that is useful for seeing sunspots:

SDO HMI
NASA/SDO

HMI Magnetogram

Magnetic field polarity of the photosphere (white is north/outward polarity and black is south/inward polarity):

SDO HMI Magnetogram
NASA/SDO

Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)

AIA 1700 Å

Photosphere and chromosphere (48-hour video):

SDO AIA 1700 Å
NASA/SDO

AIA 304 Å

Chromosphere and transition region (48-hour video):

SDO AIA 304 Å
NASA/SDO

AIA 193 Å

Corona and solar flare plasma (48-hour video):

SDO AIA 193 Å
NASA/SDO

Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)

STEREO 195 Å

STEREO 195 Å
NASA/STEREO

SDO AIA 193 Å

SDO AIA 193 Å
NASA/SDO

STEREO 304 Å

STEREO 304 Å
NASA/STEREO

SDO AIA 304 Å

SDO AIA 304 Å
NASA/SDO

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) Images

Inner Corona

Up to 8.4 million kilometers (5.25 million miles) in width:

SOHO Inner Corona
NASA/SOHO

Outer Corona

Up to 45 million kilometers (about 30 million miles) in width:

SOHO Outer Corona
NASA/SOHO