May 9, 2010

3 Tiny Little Flares: Even Tiny Solar Flares on the Sun are Huge

To put this in perspective, “TINY” = 10-20 Earths On May 8, 2010, the sun produced several relatively small solar flares, C and B-class solar flares on the solar flare scale (much like the earthquake Richter scale). In particular, the
April 22, 2010

A Coat of Many Colors – The SDO Dynamic Sun

One of the first movies from NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) Mission this sequence of images gives us a first glimpse at the kinds of science SDO will open up to solar astronomers. On April 8, 2010, the sun produced