This time lapse shows what happened during four hours over Östersund here in Sweden, on Mars 17, when an CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit Earths
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Eruptive events on the Sun can be wildly different. Some come just with a solar flare, some with an additional ejection of solar material (called
This image of magnetic loops (like flux ropes) on the sun, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). It has been processed to highlight the
Our Graceful Sun can be seen thru a gradient filter, in this impressive video from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Sometimes science and art can
A long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space. The coronal mass ejection, or
Solar maximum or solar max is a normal period of greatest solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle of the Sun. During solar maximum,
Sunspots are planet-sized islands in the solar photosphere, the bright surface of the Sun, and dark because they are slightly cooler than the surrounding surface.
A video from NASA showing the agency’s data visualization skills, with the creation of the animation of Sun’s powerful coronal mass ejections and their interactions
These are the first images and videos of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, the last one for another 105 years.
The space-weather forecast for the next few years: solar storms, with a chance of catastrophic blackouts on Earth. Are we prepared? An X-class flare, the