On August 31, 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Sun’s surface, but this one exploded, blasting hundreds of millions of tons of material out into space.    SDO captured this ridiculously awesome picture of the arc just before it erupted!

On August 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hun

The sun is in the midst of its quietest period in more than a century. In February, it was in 'cue ball' mode, with an incredible image from Nasa showing no large visible sunspots seen on its surface

Image shows solar activity at its quietest in more than a 100 years

The sun is in the midst of its quietest period in more than a century. Several days ago, it was in 'cue ball' mode, with an incredible image from Nasa showing no large visible sunspots seen on its surface

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2012

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Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet-Image Credit: TRACE Project, NASA-Large sunspot group AR 9169 moved across the Sun during 2000 September and decayed in a few weeks.

Space weather updates on sunspot numbers on the Sun, sunspot cycle 24, and solar activity.

Space Weather: Sunspots, Solar Flares, and Solar Activity

Space weather updates on sunspot numbers on the Sun, sunspot cycle 24, and solar activity.

Sun & climate: moving in opposite directions

In the last 35 years of global warming, the sun has shown a slight cooling trend. Sun and climate have been going in opposite directions.

Spicules: Jets on the Sun

High Resolution of the Sun's Surface: Not exactly the butter-colored beauty we like to imagine on Earth, the sun’s surface is scorching hot with a temperature of about 10000 degrees Fahrenheit and has a fiery orange hue to match.

Tons of Boppy Pillow Tummy Time activities for baby play. Great tips from a pediatric Occupational Therapist and mom - reduce risks of Flat Head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly) and promote development and baby milestones. CanDoKiddo.com (scheduled via www.tailwindapp.com)

Boppy Pillow Tummy Time Activities for Baby Play

Tons of Boppy Pillow Tummy Time activities for baby play. Great tips from a pediatric Occupational Therapist and mom - reduce risks of Flat Head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly) and promote development and baby milestones

All about sunspots and how the Sun's activity affects YOUR weather.

Space Weather: Sunspots, Solar Flares, and Solar Activity

What are sunspots? What are solar flares? How does the Sun's activity affect our weather? When is the next solar cycle? The Old Farmer's Almanac answers your questions about the Sun!

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