A cloud of ionized gas floats over the surface of the sun, in this mind-blowing photo by Alan Friedman. Using a filter that only records a narrow wavelength of light emitted by hydrogen, Friedman captured the sun's texture... and eruption.
If you skipped breakfast this morning, look away. This photo of the Sun's surface will make you hungry with its piping hot plasma columns and oozing lanes of cooling plasma. And those white dots? Areas of concentrated magnetic fields. Delicious.