How to observe the Sun
This previous Astronomy story is a primer on solar features.
March 29, 2010
In the story "Fun observing the Sun" in Astronomy's May 2010 issue, I wrote about telescopic viewing methods, sketching the Sun, solar eclipses, and even the green flash. My previous solar observing story appeared in our April 2008 issue. There, I explained the Sun's features visible through regular and Hydrogen-alpha filters.
Sunspots are visible in this image.
Photo by SOHO/MDI
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