photo Jamie Nelson
hair Linh Nguyen
makeup by anthony gordon and roshar
Behind the scenes
This is the look of someone who just realized they’re about to pour wine in their eye.
This image was recorded in a single color of light called Hydrogen Alpha (H-Alpha), inverted, and false colored.
The gradual brightening towards the Sun’s edges is caused by increased absorption of relatively cool solar gas and called limb darkening. Spicules cover much of the Sun’s face. Several scintillating prominences protrude, while prominences on the Sun’s face are seen as light streaks. The most visually interesting of all are the magnetically tangled active regions containing cool sunspots. — Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez