Originally posted by Nordlys
Science can be very aesthetical! The sun got inspired by Van Gogh: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/17sep_polarcrown.htm?list189508
One incredible movie! The flare at upper right is moving so fast as to cover the distance of earths diameter in a few seconds! Also at one point stuff was streaming back down! Amazing shot.
Everyone be aware, you have to download Quicktime from Apple and don't be tempted to spend 30 bucks to upgrade, just get the freebie and don't sign up for all the Apple garbage either unless you really need that stuff.
Nordlys, take a look at today's APOD, also a very nice image of the sun, but from earth during a total eclipse but a very good take on it.