Sun watch from anywhere, whatever the weather

NASA has a Spaceweather media viewer available online. It brings together views of the Sun, the properties of the solar wind and the aurora in one area. It adds to them ‘illustrations’ (diagrams of topics of relevance), videos of people explaining these topics and ‘visualisations’, kind of animated diagrams of particular processes and effects.

Zoom is a bit buggy with my mouse – the middle button controls both zoom and scroll, which can be annoying – but asides from that, a nice little resource, helpful for the up coming Sun-Earth day on the 20th of March and likely to become even more interesting as the present solar cycle progresses.


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