NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an M6.5 class flare at 3:16 am EDT on April 11, 2013. This image shows a combination
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Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory B (STEREO-B) while observing the turbulent outer atmosphere (corona) of the Sun, gathered a novel view of our home planet and
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
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