Sun & Space Weather

The Sun. Credit NASA.
December 04, 2017
The solar seasons — which change every six to 18 months from "bursty" to quiet, and vice versa — have been realistically simulated for the first time in a computer model.
HAO eclipse gallery: side-by-side pre- and post-processed images, 1901 eclipse
August 16, 2017
Scientists are eager to capture images of this year's eclipse — but that's nothing new. Researchers have been poring over images of total solar eclipses practically since there were images available to pore over.
Scientists announce eclipse projects: NASA image of solar eclipse
July 21, 2017
Leading U.S. solar scientists highlight research activities that will take place across the country during next month's rare solar eclipse.
A solar eclipse in 1998
July 20, 2017
NCAR scientists plan to use the total eclipse on Aug. 21 to comprehensively measure, for the first time, the infrared radiation streaming out from the Sun's corona.
Coronal bright points
March 27, 2017
The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the Sun, according to a new study led by a scientist at NCAR.
A solar event on Jan. 1, 2016
March 21, 2017
A research instrument atop the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii could be used to provide earlier warnings to astronauts when dangerous high-energy particles are blasted out of the Sun's corona.
Image of 1966 solar eclipse from Bolivia
November 08, 2016
On Nov. 12, 1966, NCAR researchers used an innovative new camera to snap the finest picture of the solar corona ever taken up to the time.
The Sun in 1967
August 09, 2016
Military space weather forecasters helped avoid a potential nuclear conflict between the U.S. and Russia when they alerted leaders that a solar storm may have been responsible for jamming radio and radar communications.
Image of Comet ISON taken by the Hubble
July 25, 2016
A new study sheds light on the mystery of Comet ISON, suggesting that the comet broke up before reaching the Sun.
An image from a high-res model of the Sun
March 28, 2016
Pushing a solar model to the highest resolution ever attempted brings order back to the Sun's magnetic tangle

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