The Sun

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  1. Huge Filaprom © Gabriel Octavian Corban
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  2. Ripples in the Pond © Alexandra Hart
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Our closest star, the Sun might not be the biggest, brightest or the most impressive star in our galaxy but it is definitely the most important to us here on Earth. Viewed carefully through equipment that uses certified solar filters we see what a truly dynamic and amazing star our Sun really is. The images above show some of its features like sunspots and solar flares – pretty amazing things to capture in a photograph.

Find Out More: To find out more about our Sun, how old it is and what solar flares and sunspots are take a look here –

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