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C. Alex Young

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Sun activity: Auroras dip into northern U.S.

Sun activity is low as of July 2, 2022, but a CME has brushed past us, causing a minor geomagnetic storm and auroras in the northern U.S.
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Sun activity: Week of June 20, 2022

Sun activity news for the week of June 20 included some C-class flares and a beautiful CME. Read about past sun activity here.
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Sun activity: Week of June 13, 2022

June 19 update: Sun activity low with a bit of solar wind Today’s sun news: Sun activity continues to be...
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Sun activity: Week of June 6, 2022

Looking for the current page on sun activity? Click here. June 12 update: Sun activity low after slight increase Today’s...
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Sun activity: Week of May 30, 2022

Sun activity for the week of May 30 to June 5, 2022. Parker Solar Probe hits a milestone. A mixed-up sunspot. Double filaments with double CMEs.
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Sun activity: Week of May 23, 2022

Looking for the current page on sun activity? Click here. May 29 update: Go Parker Solar Probe! Today’s top sun...
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Sun activity: Week of May 16, 2022

Looking for the current page on sun activity? Click here. May 22 update: Giant spot shrinking The drama of sun...
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Sun activity: Week of May 9, 2022

Sun activity for the week of May 9 to 15, 2022. The week ended with a glorious prominence eruption ...
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Why are east and west on the sun reversed?

East and west on the sun are opposite from what you might expect. On the sun, east is to the left and west is to the right. Learn why here.

A Grand Solar Minimum? Or a normal sun?

A Grand Solar Minimum happens when the peaks of several solar cycles in a row show less than average intensity. Are we in one?