Above the luminous surface of our Sun, ionized hydrogen atoms are being accelerated by magnetic currents emanating from our star.
This phenomenon can be observed using a specialized filter that rejects all light from the Sun except a very narrow band of radiation emitted by ionized hydrogen. As a result, we can see intricate, ever-changing patterns of magnetic swirls and ribbons hovering right above the photosphere, as well as occasional mass ejections occurring at the edge of the solar disk.
Artist: Bartosz Wojczyński. Astronomy lover with over ten years of experience in the field of astrophotography. Winner of many prestigious awards, incl. Astrobin Image of the Day and NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). Organizer of astrophotographic expeditions to the darkest places on our planet. Bartosz appreciates versatility and diversity – his photographic output includes both deep sky photos, extreme close-ups of the moon, and astroscapes that show the beauty of outer space in a wide field. On a daily basis he works as a specialist in image processing and 3D graphics.