Uncover the Sun's scorching secrets – magnetic field, nanoflares, and more. Delve into the mysteries of its super-heated chromosphere and corona.
The sunspot cycle, occurring every 11 years, influences Earth's weather, communication, and power. Solar flares can disrupt technology. Preparedness is key.
Use solar filters for safe Sun observation. Smartphones can enhance views when attached to telescopes, but protect your eyes and adjust camera settings.
This is a fairly old picture of the Sun since it has been taken on September 14, 1997 by the space-based SOHO observatory. It represents a massive solar eruption. Such a phenomenon occurs when magnetic fields arching from the solar surface twist and trap ionized gas, suspending it in huge looping structures, often expelling it into space. Occasionally that huge amount of solar plasma is ejected in the direction of Earth.