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Astrophotographer snaps his 'clearest ever photo of the SUN'...


A sensational blood-red image of the sun, made up from 100,000 pictures taken from Earth shows the star in intricate detail, including a building solar flare.

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy said the image of the sun was one of the 'clearest' photos he has ever taken of our host star, coming to 230 megapixels.

McCarthy has been photographing the sun and the moon for three years - but this month, he took on his 'most unique challenge' yet.

Using a new, ultra-sharp solar telescope, the photographer from California layered thousands of images over each other to capture the sun in breathtaking detail. 

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