The Our Space on Instagram: "“On Friday, the sun put on a spectacular show, a massive “tornado” of plasma about 14 Earths tall. I took the opportunity to capture around 200,000 photos, about 90k of which were used to create this composite photo. I tapped Jason [Guenzel] to help me process the data, and together we gave it the clearest, sharpest look either of us has ever done for the full disc. The solar Corona is actually invisible optically against the glare of the sun, so to get a scientifically plausible look at it, we used NASA’s SOHO data as a reference to geometrically transform Jason’s 2017 eclipse photo to match the features. The result is a blend of science and art, and my favorite piece of work I’ve been a part of.” - Andrew McCarthy 🔭 Are you ready to explore Space 🔭 @TheOurSpace Image credit: @cosmic_background, @thevastreaches"