Sun

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Sun/Moon Rise/Set Transits - http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html


Analemma Website http://www.analemma.com

AURORA

Yohkoh Public Outreach Project (YPOP) http://solar.physics.montana.edu/YPOP/ mirrored at http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/ -- contains more than 100 pages of vibrant images with current information and focuses on recent movies of the X-ray output of our Sun taken by the Yohkoh Satellite. The YPOP Movie Theater features today's images, electronic flip-books, educational activities, and the capability to make your own on-line movies of the Sun.


Australian Ionospheric Prediction Service http://www.ips.gov.au

BOOKS

  • Carlowicz, Michael and Lopez, Ramon, Storms from the Sun: The Emerging Science of Space Weather, a popular science story about the mysterious effects the Sun can have on Earth and on the technologies that we treasure. © 2002, The Joseph Henry Press. http://mysite.verizon.net/mikewicz/
  • Hill, Steele and Carlowicz, Michael, The Sun, a photographic journey to our nearest star...from our ancient, sun-worshipping past to our star-hopping future. © 2006, Harry N Abrams Books. http://mysite.verizon.net/mikewicz/

Cluster -- a fleet of 4 spacecraft that explore the magnetic fields that surround our Earth. http://sci.esa.int/cluster/

Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Satellite http://www.cea.berkeley.edu Earth Observations:

ECLIPSES

Fast Auroral Snapshot (FAST) Explorer satellite

Folklore--Solar

Filters -- Solar Filters -

Hardcopy Articles

  • Frank, Adam, Probing the Birth of Starlight, Astronomy Magazine, Sept 2001, p. 38. By discovering how stars shine, Hans Bethe became a 20th century luminary.

HESSI -- High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager -- http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/hessi/ or http://hessi.ssl.berkeley.edu/

High Altitude Observatory (HAO), http://www.hao.ucar.edu/ -- dedicated to the study of the Sun and of the response of the Earth's upper atmosphere to the Sun's output. National Science Foundation sponsored laboratory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research; education pages

IMAGE

  • http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/ also http://pluto.space.swri.edu/IMAGE/ -- The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) mission is the first satellite mission dedicated to imaging the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space controlled by the Earth's magnetic field and containing extremely tenuous plasmas of both solar and terrestrial origin.
  • May 09, 2002 - EARTH'S SPACE STORM SHIELD OFFERS PROTECTION AT A PRICE -- New observations from a NASA spacecraft reveal that a layer in the Earth's outer atmosphere acts like a heat shield by absorbing energy from space storms, which reduces their ability to heat the lower atmosphere. Johnson Space Center (JSC): http://images.jsc.nasa.gov Images from U.S. crewed spaceflights

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL): http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

    Lewis Public Affairs: http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/Other_Groups/PAO/--- An anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server is also available. It includes press releases since 1993. They can be accessed at FTP.LERC.NASA.GOV in the /pao/pressrel/ --directory.

    Living With A Star http://lws.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI): http://www.lpi.usra.edu/CASS_home.html Center for Advanced Space Studies information

    National Solar Observatory at http://www.nso.edu or Big Bear Solar Observatory at http://www.bbso.njit.edu/ for solar images in hydrogen-alpha light, or calcium, and more!

    Noctilucent Clouds http://lasp.colorado.edu/noctilucent_clouds/

    Ozone--The POLARIS mission http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/polaris -- seeking to understand the fundamental chemistry that dominates the naturally occuring seasonal reduction of ozone over the pole in the course of the Arctic summer. Part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, a long-term, internationally coordinated research effort to study the Earth as a global environmental system.

    POLAR mission http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/polar/ -- has "sounds" of the magnetosphere.

    Safe Solar Viewing

    SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) - http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/.

    Solar Events -- http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/ and http://solarevents.org/

    Solar Observatories

    Solar Data Analysis Center http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/sdac.html at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland USA--Center for various missions focused on the Sun

    Solar Filters http://www.astro-physics.com/ Baader AstroSolar

    SOLAR MUSIC - HELIOSEISMOLOGY Copyright 1996 National Optical Astronomy Observatories

    Solar Terrestrial Dispatch http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/

    Solscape -- http://www.stimpsoft.com/products/solscape.html -- a "Solar Data Browser" Mac application that grabs real time, up to the minute images of the Sun in multiple light wavelengths. Solscape also monitors current solar flare, geomagnetic, and Aurora activity, providing current Aurora Borealis information and warnings for your location, along with real time Aurora images when available. Solscape gets all of its information via the Internet and compiles it in a single, easy to use application. You can save and archive the data that Solscape collects for later use, and you can tell Solscape to automatically grab the data when you want.

    Space Environment Center http://www.sec.noaa.gov/

    Space Environment Primer http://sec.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html -- NOAA

    Space Weather

    SPACECRAFT

    • Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) http://www.srl.caltech.edu/ACE/ - to measure and compare the composition of several samples of matter, including the solar corona, the solar wind, and other interplanetary particle populations, the local interstellar medium (ISM), and galactic matter.
    • GOES/POES http://goespoes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Polar Operational Environmental Satelites (POES), Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)
    • Hinode (Sunrise) http://solarb.msfc.nasa.gov/ is a project to study the Sun, led by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in collaboration with NASA, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), and the European Space Agency (ESA). Hinode's three year mission is to explore the magnetic fields of the Sun, and improve our understanding of the mechanisms that power the solar atmosphere and drive solar eruptions.
    • RHESSI http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/hessi/ - to understand the following processes that take place in the magnetized plasmas of the solar atmosphere during a flare: Impulsive energy release, Particle acceleration, Particle and energy transport. High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (HESSI).
    • Solar and Heliospheric Observatory http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
    • Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously. See also http://www.teensolarinvestigators.org/sun_slider
    • Solar Sentinels http://sentinels.gsfc.nasa.gov/
    • STEREO http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ consists of two space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind. With this new pair of viewpoints, scientist will be able to see the structure and evolution of solar storms as they blast from the Sun and move out through space.
  • Stanford Solar Center http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

    Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoe/ ("snowy") is a small scientific satellite that will investigate the effects of energy from the sun and from the magnetosphere on the density of nitric oxide in the Earth's upper atmosphere.

    Student Observation Network -- http://son.nasa.gov/ -- View live images of the Sun (click on the "Sun-Earth Viewer link near top left), watch interviews of scientists, track solar storms, live data links. Sun images and Earth images (e.g. for aurora) in various wavelengths.

    Sun Dial Primer http://www.mysundial.ca/tsp/tsp_index.html

    Sun Images and Data (at SOHO) http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/. There are also Sun images at http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/intro.html

    Sunspots

    Sun--Virtual Sun http://www.astro.uva.nl/michielb/sun/kaft.htm

    TOPEX-Posiedon: http://www.jpl.nasa.govftp site: jplinfo.jpl.nasa.gov

    Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE)

  • http://vestige.lmsal.com/TRACE/
  • Press release: FOUNTAINS OF FIRE ILLUMINATE SOLAR MYSTERY
  • May 15, 2002 - HYPERVELOCITY WINDS RAGE IN THE SUN'S ATMOSPHERE -- Winds of electrified gas rip through the solar atmosphere at nearly the speed of sound there, according to new observations from NASA's Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft and the European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. Virtual Sun

    X-ray Timing Explorer (XTE) (Goddard Space Flight Center)

    Yohkoh Public Outreach Project (YPOP) contains more than 100 pages of vibrant images with current information and focuses on recent movies of the X-ray output of our Sun taken by the Yohkoh Satellite. The YPOP Movie Theater features today's images, electronic flip-books, educational activities, and the capability to make your own on-line movies of the Sun.

    Yohkoh http://www.solar.isas.ac.jp/

    Stardust--Project Stardust http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/ Comet sample return mission.

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