Sun news April 23: A sun day full of M flares!

April 22, 2024, sun news. Sun activity is moderate. After a calm Sunday, things have picked up on the sun. Resulting flares included non-Earth-directed CMEs.

Monday’s total solar eclipse from space

Earth-observing satellites captured imagery of the Moon’s shadow as it raced eastward over North America on the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

Total solar eclipses are due to a fantastic coincidence

Total solar eclipses are the result of a fantastic coincidence: The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun but also 400 times closer to Earth.

The April 8 eclipse will reduce solar power, strain the grid

The April 8 eclipse will impact solar power generation, straining the grid. But grid operators are ready to compensate for the loss of energy production.

The April 8 total solar eclipse could scramble bird behavior

Researchers will be studying the reaction of birds - which are in the midst of spring migration - during the total solar eclipse of April 8.

Why is this sun spacecraft image blinking?

Sometimes, we see a sun spacecraft image that seems to blink. This happens when the spacecraft sends back a data stream where some of the data are corrupted.

5000th comet for sun-observing SOHO spacecraft

Citizen scientists using imagery from the SOHO solar observatory have now discovered their 5000th comet. You can help, too! Join the Sungrazer Project.

Fake eclipse glasses polluting marketplace, astronomers warn

With the total solar eclipse approaching, counterfeit and fake eclipse glasses are polluting the marketplace. Here's how to make sure you get the right thing.

Are solar storms dangerous to us on Earth?

Activity on the sun affects Earth's magnetic field. It can cause geomagnetic storms and can create beautiful auroras. Are these solar storms dangerous?

It’s aurora season. Why more auroras at equinoxes?

An aurora season occurs in March and October each year, due to the way the magnetic fields of the sun and the Earth work in conjunction with sun-Earth geometry.

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