Tag Archives: SDO

Angry looking sunspots make for a nasty apearing sun set to have flares and CMEs

Looking at this image of the sun from solisHE you can see significant sunspots poised to create CMEs,, and solar flares at any moment. While there have been some storms…

Sunspot AR1532 emits M6 Class CME at Earth

A CME cloud is heading for Earth from Sunspot AR1532. The forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab shows the CME will reach our planet on…

Sun Erupts a 7.6 Million Mile per hour Coronal Mass Ejection from Sunspot 1520

Sunspot 1520 may have turned away from earth but it is still very active. On July 23rd it erupted a CME that sent matter speeding away from the sun at…

Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun’s Corona

WASHINGTON — A telescope launched July 11 aboard a NASA sounding rocket has captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the sun’s million-degree atmosphere called the corona. The clarity of…

Solar Flare, Xray blast and CME from Sunspot AR1515

July 8, 2012: Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from  07/2100Z to 08/2100Z show  Solar activity was high. Region AR1515 produced an M6/1n at 08/1632Z .  An associated CME…

Double CME headed to Earth from sunspot AR1504

Update 6/15/12 – A beta-gamma-delta field in AR1504 has developed. This could store energy for strong solar flares. NOAA  estimates a 65% chance of M-flares and a 5% chance of…

Video of Tornados on the Sun..too cool to miss

Recent Video from SDO will make earthbound tornado chasers envious. SDO recently captured some astounding videos of tornados on the surface of the sun.  These are caused by the plasma…

SDO sees solar breakaway prominence end

Source – NASA – A long, solar prominence that rotated into view almost two weeks ago finally became disorganized and broke away into space forming a nifty large loop as…