In those images of the sun can you spot the planet Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet? It took about five hours crossing in front of the enormous solar disk in 2003, as viewed from the general vicinity of planet Earth. Image credit SOHO – EIT Consortium, NASA. Need help spotting Mercury?… click here
A beautiful prominence eruption producing a larger CME, a huge burst of solar wind that throws massive quantities of electromagnetic radiation into space, off the left side of the sun on April 16, 2012 at 17:45 UTC. Image credit NASA/GSFC/SDO
On March 12, 2012 Sunsflare posted a video asking if anyone could identify a circular object seen in SDO coronal images, concerning a black spherical anomoly the size of Jupiter on the south east limb of the sun.
An active region on the sun, has been moving across the face of the sun from left to right since March 2, 2012. Designated AR 1429, the spot has so far produced three X-class flares and numerous M-class flares.
By combining observations from several instruments, we can see an initial solar eruption and the ensuing, large cloud of particles that blasted into space over a 10-hour period (Feb. 9-10, 2012). Credit: NASA/GSFC/STEREO