Gallery of space weather

Gallery of space weather

  • Storms from the Sun have some very direct effects on our home.
  • Filament release and post-flare loops on the Sun's surface. Image taken by the TRACE spacecraft.
  • Northern lights as seen from Ontario, Canada.
  • Image of a Coronal Mass Ejection on the Sun taken by the SOHO spacecraft. A small disk on the instrument blocks out the Sun itself so events in the Sun's atmosphere can be studied.
  • The SOHO spacecraft records a Coronal Mass Ejection on the Sun. The noise on the last frame is from charged particles hitting the instrument.
  • Our active Sun. Composite image from two instruments on the SOHO spacecraft.
  • Material being ejected through the solar atmosphere from an active region nad post-flare loops following a solar event. Image taken by TRACE spacecraft.
  • Earth's magnetic field, or magnetosphere, protects us from most effects of solar storms and the solar wind.
  • Earth's magnetic field, or magnetosphere, protects us from the constant solar wind.
  • All of planet Earth would fit into a sunspot! Solar image from TRACE satellite. Earth image from Apollo 17.
  • The Sun's hot out atmosphere, or corona, in X-rays. Image taken by the Soft X-ray Telescope on the Yohkoh satellite.
  • Map of ozone density in atmosphere of Earth's southern hemisphere (parts per million by volume). Data taken by the CLAES (Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer) instrument on the UARS (Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite).