The sun, as seen from across the street
|See the little bright spot in the furthest prominence to the left? |
That's about the size of earth.
Alan is an astrophotographer by night (and days off), and the president of (and a designer at) one of the country's largest independent greeting card companies, Great Arrow, by day.
Alan has a website, Averted Imagination, you can visit to see more images of the sun, planets and other celestial images. They are enthralling and you'll spend no less than an hour combing through his site studying the rings of Saturn, the pock-marked moon, Jupiter, Venus, and even the Northern Lights here on earth. You can also order high-resolution art prints of some of the photos online.
|Here is Alan's little ol' telescope in his back yard.|
This series of the sun images made their rounds back a couple months ago and could be seen on DiscoveryMagazine.com, Huffington Post, Wired.com, and even the Today Show (video below). Alan was kind enough to allow me to use a few of his images here, but really you should be visiting his site.
|Isn't this the coolest? Taken over five years.|