The “supersun” of January 2, 2018.

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The “supersun” of January 2, 2018, photographed at noon EST with safe solar telescopes at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory. Pictured, the blank surface of the Sun. The Sun is approaching a period of low activity. It currently has no sunspots. Photo credit: National Air and Space Museum




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