How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades – NASA Science

How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades – NASA Science

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of the solar flare on May 14, 2024 — as seen in the bright flash on the right side. These images show a subset of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares and which is colorized in royal blue and gold. This flare shows … Read more

The Next Full Moon is the Flower, Corn, or Corn Planting Moon – NASA Science

The Next Full Moon is the Flower, Corn, or Corn Planting Moon – NASA Science

As this lunar cycle progresses, Saturn and the background of stars will appear to shift westward each evening, while Mars will hover low on the eastern horizon, drifting slightly to the left. Mercury, rising after morning twilight begins, will also drift towards the left, moving closer each morning towards where the Sun is rising, making … Read more

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Prediction vs. Reality – NASA Science

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Prediction vs. Reality – NASA Science

The researchers used the Aitken, Electra, and Pleiades supercomputers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility, located at the agency’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. With near-real-time data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and ESA’s (the European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter, they created a dynamic model of the corona. The team’s model … Read more

The next full Moon is the Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, the Pesach or Passover Moon

The next full Moon is the Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, the Pesach or Passover Moon

As spring continues the daily periods of sunlight continue to lengthen, having changed at their fastest around the equinox on March 19, 2024. On Tuesday, April 23 (the day of the full Moon), morning twilight will begin at 5:18 AM EDT, sunrise will be at 6:20 AM, solar noon will be at 1:06 PM when … Read more

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

5 Min Read The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA A total solar eclipse is seen in Dallas on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the North American continent from Mexico’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A partial solar eclipse … Read more

More Than 36,000 Volunteers Helped Do NASA Eclipse Science

More Than 36,000 Volunteers Helped Do NASA Eclipse Science

Many more volunteers used specialized gear—DSLR cameras, telescopes, audiomoth recorders, and Ham Radio sets—taking data for the Dynamic Eclipse Broadcast Initiative, the Eclipse Megamovie project, Citizen CATE 2024, Eclipse Soundscapes, and the HamSCI project. These data will trace plumes and ejections of matter in the solar corona, track waves in the ionosphere, and reveal how animals, birds and insects reacted to the eclipse.  Source … Read more

Harnessing the 2024 Eclipse for Ionospheric Discovery with HamSCI

Harnessing the 2024 Eclipse for Ionospheric Discovery with HamSCI

5 min read NASA Partnerships Bring 2024 Total Solar Eclipse to Everyone On Monday, April 8, NASA and its partners will celebrate the wonders of the total solar eclipse as it passes over North America, with the path of totality in the United States, from Kerrville, Texas, to Houlton, Maine. Source link

Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

In the past, solar eclipses have driven numerous scientific discoveries. For this solar eclipse, NASA is funding several scientific experiments – including the three using the WB-57s – to make measurements during the eclipse. NASA’s WB-57s fly much higher than commercial aircraft. This altitude allows the jets to fly above clouds – meaning no chance … Read more

Scientists Use NASA Data to Predict Solar Corona Before Eclipse

Scientists Use NASA Data to Predict Solar Corona Before Eclipse

To build their model, researchers at Predictive Science use measurements of the Sun’s changing magnetic field at the solar surface to drive their model in near real-time. A key to this innovation was creating an automated process that converts raw data from SDO to show how magnetic flux and energy are injected into the corona … Read more

New ‘Eclipse Watch’ Tool Shows Eclipses from Space Any Time

New ‘Eclipse Watch’ Tool Shows Eclipses from Space Any Time

4 min read New ‘Eclipse Watch’ Tool Shows Eclipses from Space Any Time Do you wish you could see a total solar eclipse every day? With a new online tool called Eclipse Watch, you can observe the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, in real time with eclipse-like images from space as we count down to … Read more