The sun unleashed a beautiful prominence eruption from its east limb (left side) on Monday, April Here, the solar flare was seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. (NASA/GSFC/SDO) PrevNextGo to page 1
TIL the Maunder minimum was a period of record-low sunspot activity that lasted from 1645 to This period coincides with the Little Ice Age and suggested to scientists that solar activity plays a major role in Earth's climate.
On the Sun, the solar maximum of Solar Cycle 24 in the sunspot cycle is forecast to occur. Solar Cycle 24 is regarded to have commenced January and on average will reach its peak of maximal sunspot activity around
Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation.