Auroras 2000
 

Solar Max  
Exploratorium
 Main Guide
 
Solar max: The period in the solar cycle during which the number of sunspots is greatest.
 
 News about Solar Max in 2000
News Space Radiation Storm
NASA: Space Science News

Movies of the latest Earth-directed CME
SOHO Observatory

Another Strong Solar Flare Heads Toward Earth
CNN.com
Biggest Solar Storm in 6 Years Strikes Earth
Space.Com

Daily reports:
Current Solar Forecast
(from NOAA)
Report of Solar & Geophysical Activity
(from SpaceWeather.com)


 Solar Max FAQ
What is Solar Max?
What is Solar Max? (RealVideo)
Should we be concerned about Solar Max? (RealVideo)

 Upcoming Sun-Earth Events
The Sun-Earth Connection brings you the Transit of Venus Web site.
 
 Current Solar Images
White Light Soft X-Ray Images
Coronagraph
LASCO (Large Angle and Spectrometric COronagraph) from the SOHO satellite. More recent images from the LASCO site.
White Light image from Big Bear Solar Observatory.
More current solar images available at Big Bear Solar Observatory.
Soft X-Ray Telescope from the Yohkoh satellite. More recent images from the YPOP site.
Extreme Ultraviolet Images
(The message "CCD Bakeout," means the telescope is undergoing brief, routine maintenance.)
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope from the SOHO satellite.
(EIT) full-field Fe IX, Xn 171Å. More current solar images available at SDAC site.
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope from the SOHO satellite. (EIT) full-field Fe XII, 195Å. More current solar images available at SDAC site.
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope from the SOHO satellite.(EIT) full-field Fe XV 284Å. More current solar images available at SDAC site.
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope from the SOHO satellite. (EIT) full-field He II 304Å. More current solar images available at SDAC site.

 
 
 Glossary of Solar Terms
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 NASA Sun-Earth Missions

HESSI
The HESSI UCB Home Page - Learn about the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager set for launch later this year.

The HESSI EPO Home Page - The HESSI education and public outreach Web site.

SOHO
SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - Learn about the mission and see images and movies taken from the SOHO satellite.

Yohkoh
Yohkoh Public Outreach Project - Movies and images as seen by the X-ray telescope on board the Yohkoh satellite.

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 Classroom Activities
Solar Week 2000 from the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics lab. The site includes activities and and other information.
Build Your Own Pinhole Projector from the Exploratorium's Solar Eclipse site.
Mapping Sunspots and Active Areas from the Exploratorium's sunspots site.
Solar Storms and You!, a set of activities designed by NASA.
Sunspot Classroom Activities designed by the NASA IMAGE satellite program to plot, interpret and forecast sunspot activity.

 General Solar Sites
Stanford Solar Center
Virtual Tour of the Sun
The Sun: The Nine Planets
A Hypermedia Tour of Our Sun
Live From the Sun

 Exploratorium & JSF sites

 •  Sunspots
 •  Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
 •  Auroras (Japanese Language Version)
 •  Solar Eclipse
 •  The Observatory
 •  Transit of Mercury


 
 Other Solar Max sites

Solar Max from NASA's International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program
NASA's SpaceKids Solar Max site
Solar Max from the Boston Museum of Science
NASA's Earth Observatory site


 Project Sponsors
NASA
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Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum
Total Solar Eclipse : Live from China Webcast August 1, 2008
Total Solar Eclipse :
Live from China Webcast
August 1, 2008
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