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Prominences and Filaments

In Careers in science, Hinode, Latest News, SDO, Space Weather On September 11, 2014 0 Comments

Prominences and Filaments (photo of a prominence by David Evans)  by Jack Carlyle Did you know that the Sun emits a lot of ultraviolet light, UV, as well as… Read More »

Science of Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

In Aurorae, Latest News, Space Weather, Uncategorized On June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Science of the Northern Lights Aurora Borealis by Pål Brekke Sir Edmund Halley suggested the aurora was caused by magnetic liquid evaporating from pores in the polar region… Read More »

Sunspots – ‘Hot Spots’ or ‘Cool Spots’?

In Aurorae, Careers in science, Latest News, New Resources On June 13, 2014 0 Comments

Sunspots can tell us when to expect a solar flare. Join in the fun by logging on to http://www.sunspotter.org Calling all sunspotters – your help is needed to… Read More »

Sunspots and Climate Change

In Latest News, New Resources, SDO, SOHO On April 1, 2012 Comments Off on Sunspots and Climate Change

It was exceptionally cold in Europe in February 2012, with temperatures in England dropping to -16°C.  That’s colder than some parts of Antarctica (well it is summer down… Read More »

The Transit of Venus 2012

In Latest News, Uncategorized On February 22, 2012 Comments Off on The Transit of Venus 2012

This article was provided by Lee Macdonald. On Wednesday 6 June 2012 the planet Venus will make a rare passage in front of the Sun as seen from Earth…. Read More »

Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO

In Latest News, SDO On November 16, 2011 Comments Off on Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO

(This post was provided by Caroline Alexander, UCLan, UK) SDO Mission Overview The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a satellite that was launched into orbit in February 2010. SDO is… Read More »