Recent Solar Activity

posted Jan 21, 2010, 10:41 AM by Bob

Two days ago, a couple of solar eruptions were detected just near the far side of the Sun. In a few hours, the rotating Sun, provided a better view of the Solar Sunspot 1041 which was erupting as is animated in the picture below.

Predictions were that Solar wind will be heading towards Earth, & indeed recently Northern Lights have been detected as is shown in the following picture.

More Northern Lights pictures.

P.S.: You can keep track of the Sun & Space weather on the "SOHO LIVE" page. Please bear with the page loading specially if you don't operate with a good connection.