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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Eclipse, In a Different Light


Sprectrum of the Sun

Modern spectrum of the sun taken by a high-resolution Echelle spectrograph. Note the numerous lines in the individual spectrum strips. Color has been added to the spectrum for effect.

Source: Nigel Sharp, National Optical Astronomical Observatories/National Solar Observatory at Kitt Peak/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, and the National Science Foundation. Copyright Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA), all rights reserved.
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