solar dynamics observatory
“Strong geomagnetic storm watch” is in effect.
It caused moderate radio blackouts, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.
And it's full-on hypnotic.
Hypnotic footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows giant magnetic arches form, then collapse.
(h/t Gizmodo) It's the sun, like few have ever seen it before. SUN from Michael König on Vimeo. The video was put together
The flare was directed toward Earth, Space.com reported, and that meant it caused a bit of trouble for earthlings. According
“Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona
(Story continues below image.) A solar filament, seen as a dark, snaking line across the lower half of the sun, hovers above
The surface of the sun is constantly changing. To make sure it doesn't miss anything, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO
This isn't the only spectacular photo of the sun issued by NASA in recent weeks. Last December, the agency released this
(Click on image below for large size--story continues below.) X-rays stream off the sun in this image combining data from
At some 4.6 billion years old, the Sun is about halfway through its life. In another 5 billion years it will be a normal "adult" star no more. Here's the skinny on the upcoming demise of the star that you owe everything to: light, warmth, energy, and life.
Is this something to worry about? Probably not. This kind of behavior might be expected during the sun's solar minimum, its
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Although the CME associated with the 2012 event faced Earth, Jaroslav said it "was a weak one, and therefore posed no threat