The Sun sure has been acting up lately. Early this morning it let loose with yet another in a veritable string of flares — gargantuan explosions of radiation and solar material — many of them pointed toward Earth.
Solar material ... Read More
On April 28, 2015, a very large "solar prominence" erupted from the Sun, resulting in these awesome images recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and ESA/NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Eruptions like this are actually quite common, and often very beautiful. The prominence itself (also sometimes known as ... Read More
Look at these images (captured using Luxel filters) of beautiful coronal loops coming out of the Active Region AR2192. We can see them as solar plasma is attached to the magnetic field lines extending outward of the region and looping back into the Sun.... Read More
A recent article from BBC News discusses how the Hinode and Solar Dynamic Observatory, two satellites that contain Luxel filters, helped observe a tsunami that spread across the sun's surface following a coronal mass ejection (CME). Here's an excerpt from the article:
Understanding this field may help predict how CMEs will ... Read More