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Solar X Flare as Famous Active Region Returns

By |2024-05-28T09:09:47-04:00May 28th, 2024|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day It's back. The famous active region on the Sun that created auroras visible around the Earth earlier this month has survived its rotation around the far side of the Sun -- and returned. Yesterday, as it was beginning to reappear on the Earth-facing side, the region formerly labeled AR 3664 [...]

A Total Solar Eclipse from Sliver to Ring

By |2024-05-06T09:09:06-04:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day This is how the Sun disappeared from the daytime sky last month. The featured time-lapse video was created from stills taken from Mountain View, Arkansas, USA on 2024 April 8. First, a small sliver of a normally spotted Sun went strangely dark. Within a few minutes, much of the background [...]

How a Total Solar Eclipse Ended

By |2024-04-14T09:09:15-04:00April 14th, 2024|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day How does a total solar eclipse end? Yes, the Moon moves out from fully blocking the Sun, but in the first few seconds of transition, interesting things appear. The first is called a diamond ring. Light might stream between mountains or through relative lowlands around the Moon's edge, as seen [...]

Solar Eclipse 2024 | High Altitude Weather Balloon Launch

By |2024-04-08T16:30:32-04:00April 8th, 2024|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event as we livestream the launch of our weather balloon, OLHZN-22 "UmbraQuest", during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024! Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking eclipse, our balloon equipped with three cameras, including a specially designed helical antenna for live video feed, will soar into the skies [...]

A Total Solar Eclipse over Wyoming

By |2024-04-07T09:09:11-04:00April 7th, 2024|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day Will the sky be clear enough to see the eclipse? This question is already on the minds of many North Americans hoping to see tomorrow's solar eclipse. This question was also on the mind of many people attempting to see the total solar eclipse that crossed North America in August [...]

Planets of the Solar System: Tilts and Spins

By |2022-09-11T14:09:12-04:00September 11th, 2022|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day How does your favorite planet spin? Does it spin rapidly around a nearly vertical axis, or horizontally, or backwards? The featured video animates NASA images of all eight planets in our Solar System to show them spinning side-by-side for an easy comparison. In the time-lapse video, a day on Earth [...]

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