Photo © Alan Friedman (20 October 2010). Image Source: Discover/Bad Astronomy.
Full credit goes to Lee Hamilton's blog (which you should all check out) for drawing my attention to these incredible pictures of the Sun by Alan Friedman. Friedman's site, Averted Imagination, is here.
Photo © Alan Friedman (2011). Image Source: Discover/Bad Astronomy.
More cool Sun photos below the jump.
Below a 'monster prominence' massive M3.6 class solar flare.
Image Source: NASA SDO (24 February 2011) via Space.com.
The photo below is an ultraviolet image of a coronal mass ejection on the Sun.
Photo © NASA (30 March 2010).
Coronal Loop Photo © AFP/NASA/Newscom/File. Image Source: Christian Science Monitor.