IRIS Movie of the Day
At least once a week a movie of the Sun taken by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is posted by one of the scientists operating the instrument.
A Spire on the Sun
Credit: IRIS, LMSAL/NASA, Paul Bryans
IRIS captured this solar flare at the edge of a sunspot. The eruption creates a tall spire that ejects material into the solar atmosphere.