Our Sun is not a giant blueberry.
Our Sun can be made to
appear similar to the
diminutive fruit, however,
by imaging it in a
of extreme violet light called
that is emitted by the very slight abundance of ionized Calcium in the
and then false color-inverting the image.
This solar depiction
is actually scientifically illuminating as a level of the Sun's
appears quite prominent, showing a crackly textured surface, cool
sunspots appearing distinctly bright,
and surrounding hot active regions
appearing distinctly dark.
The Sun is currently near the
activity level in its 11 year cycle, and has emitted
powerful flares over the past week.
During times of high activity, streams of energetic particles
from Sun may impact the
Earth's magnetosphere and
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