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Understanding the Magnetic Sun – NASA Goddard

This dynamic computer model of our sun reveals the behavior of its invisible magnetic structure. The pink and green indicate open magnetic field lines that reach out into space, while the "closed" white lines loop bac...

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): Year 5

From massive solar flares, to filaments and prominences, to huge sunspots, to Venus passing by, this NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) anniversary video is a greatest hits of the star's spectacular displays from t...

The sun, our closest star, in a stunning 4K time lapse animation

Compiling 17,000 images captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), via Helioviewer, from October 14-30, 2014, James Tyrwhitt-Drake created a stunning 4K time lapse animation. Watch 16 of our days rotate by in a...

Watch a time lapse sunset through a solar telescope

Seeing the sun set can already be a breathtaking experience, but observing the sun with a solar telescope reveals incredible details — such as sunspots and solar filaments — that we could never safely see ...

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 4

Switch this video to HD full screen and marvel at the incredible detail in which we can now observe the sun, our closest star. This video is filled with year four highlights from the Solar Dy...

It’s Okay to Be Smart: The Auroras

From PBS’ Digital Studios, It’s Okay to Be Smart's The Auroras, Earth’s Art Show! Learn More about the invisible forcefield — a magnetic field — that protects all life on Earth from space radia...

NASA: Magnificent Solar Eruption in Full HD

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, ...

Space Weather: Storms from the Sun

If the next generation is aware of space weather like we currently check Earth weather, I wouldn’t be surprised. We're already paying attention to solar flares, CMEs (coronal mass ejec...

The entire sun in STEREO – Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory

Launched in October 2006, STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) traces the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth. It also provides unique and revolutionary views of the sun-Earth system. STE...

How the Aurora Borealis is created

Produced by forskning.no in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, this is a brilliantly simple explainer about How the Aurora Borealis is created.