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Thursday, June 21, 2012


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The Sun giving out a large geomagnetic storm on 1:29 pm, EST, 13th March 2012

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I found some new views from the old Sun!! And a great Feature Presentation Video for our viewing pleasure tonight.

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Tonight our journey takes us to the Sun. I thought it would be nice to Light Up Your Life!!!  Enjoy your photostudy.

Photo Gallery: Sun

Photo: Loop on the sun

Glowing Sun

Photograph courtesy NASA
An enormous magnetic loop of hot gases creates a glowing handle on the sun. The June 9, 2002, prominence was caused by explosive instabilities in the sun's magnetic field.
Photo: Coronal loops on the sun

Coronal Loops

Photograph courtesy NASA
Magnetism made visible: That describes virtually every feature on the sun, from sunspots to these soaring structures, called loops. Loops easily reach the height of ten Earths. Energy generated by the dynamics of smaller loops is likely the source of the solar corona's mysterious heat. The superheated gases that form the sun, mainly hydrogen and helium, exist in an electrified state called plasma. Below the surface, plasma can push and drag magnetic field lines. But when lines are strong enough to arc out, wildly conductive plasma follows.
Photo: Sunspot loops

Sunspot Loops

Photograph courtesy NASA
It may look wild, but this image of the solar surface, captured by a NASA satellite called TRACE in 2000, was described by scientists as "a quiet day on the sun." In other words, spectacular loops but no storms.
Photo: Sun storm

Sun Storm

Photograph courtesy NASA/JPL
The sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft captured this snapshot of the development of a coronal mass ejection (CME), an explosive sun storm. It shows erupting filaments lifting off the active solar surface and blasting enormous bubbles of magnetic plasma into space. CMEs occur anywhere from once a week to two or more times a day, and they can profoundly influence space weather.
Photo: Sun

Composite Sun

Photograph courtesy NASA/ESA
This SOHO image is in extreme-ultraviolet wavelengths, color-coded by temperature, with red showing the hottest. Why is the halo-like corona, visible from Earth only during a total eclipse, hundreds—even thousands—of times hotter than the sun's surface? That's one of the questions that keep scientists looking straight at the sun.
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The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpg
Observation data
Mean distance
from Earth
1.496×108 km
8 min 19 s at light speed
Visual brightness (V)−26.74 [1]
Absolute magnitude4.83 [1]
Spectral classificationG2V
MetallicityZ = 0.0122[2]
Angular size31.6′ – 32.7′ [3]
Orbital characteristics
Mean distance
from Milky Waycore
~2.5×1017 km
26,000 light-years
Galactic period(2.25–2.50)×108 a
Velocity~220 km/s (orbit around the center of the Galaxy)
~20 km/s (relative to average velocity of other stars in stellar neighborhood)
~370 km/s[4] (relative to the cosmic microwave background)
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter1.392×106 km [1]
109 × Earth
Equatorialradius6.955×105 km [5]
109 × Earth[5]
Equatorialcircumference4.379×106 km [5]
109 × Earth[5]
Surface area6.0877×1012 km2 [5]
11,990 × Earth[5]
Volume1.412×1018 km3 [5]
1,300,000 × Earth
Mass1.9891×1030 kg[1]
333,000 × Earth[1]
Average density1.408×103 kg/m3 [1][5][6]
DensityCenter (model): 1.622×105 kg/m3 [1]
Lower photosphere: 2×10−4 kg/m3
Lower chromosphere: 5×10−6 kg/m3
Corona (avg): 1×10−12 kg/m3 [7]
Equatorialsurface gravity274.0 m/s2 [1]
27.94 g
28 × Earth[5]
Escape velocity
(from the surface)
617.7 km/s [5]
55 × Earth[5]
TemperatureCenter (modeled): ~1.57×107 K [1]
Photosphere (effective): 5,778 K [1]
Corona: ~5×106 K
Luminosity(Lsol)3.846×1026 W [1]
~3.75×1028 lm
~98 lm/W efficacy
Meanintensity (Isol)2.009×107 W·m−2·sr−1
Age4.57 billion years[8]
Rotation characteristics
Obliquity7.25° [1]
(to the ecliptic)
(to the galactic plane)
Right ascension
of North pole[9]
19 h 4 min 30 s
of North pole
63° 52' North
Sidereal rotation period
(at equator)
25.05 days [1]
(at 16° latitude)25.38 days [1]
25 d 9 h 7 min 12 s [9]
(at poles)34.4 days [1]
Rotation velocity
(at equator)
7.189×103 km/h [5]
Photospheric composition (by mass)

The Sun, from my perspective:

Feature Presentation:  The Most Interesting Sun Vid Yet!!   Just Push Play


An illustration of the structure of the Sun:
1. Core
2. Radiative zone
3. Convective zone
4. Photosphere
5. Chromosphere
6. Corona
7. Sunspot
8. Granules
9. Prominence.

In this false-color ultraviolet image, the Sun shows a C3-class solar flare (white area on upper left), a solar tsunami (wave-like structure, upper right) and multiple filaments of plasma following a magnetic field, rising from the stellar surface.

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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek
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The Sun giving out a large geomagnetic storm on 1:29 pm, EST, 13th March 2012
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Photo Gallery: Sun

Photo: Loop on the sun

Photo: Coronal loops on the sun

Photo: Sunspot loops

Photo: Sun storm

Photo: Sun