‘Tornado Season’ On The Sun Returns With New Sighting | Video


Published on Jun 10, 2013

For a 38 hour spell (June 3-4, 2013) the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured plasma whirling through a magnetic dance across the Sun’s surface. Multiple ‘sun tornadoes’ appear to be supporting a long solar filament like pillars of fire.


Solar Scope To Spy Source of Sun’s Million-Degree Atmosphere | Video


Published on Jun 3, 2013

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) will open a new eye on a mostly unexplored region of the Sun that drives the solar wind and brings ‘hell-fire’ to to the star’s upper atmosphere. A launch in late June 2013 is expected.


Multiple Spacecraft See First Solar X-Flare of 2013 | Video


Published on May 13, 2013

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an X-1.7-class flare on May 13th, 2013 and STEREO-B recorded the ensuing coronal mass ejection. — As an added bonus, a massive prominence erupted from near the southwestern limb of the Sun.

Video: ‘Ring of fire’ eclipse dims sunlight over Australia


Published on May 9, 2013

Skywatchers in the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between the Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light. The eclipse lasted between three and six minutes, depending on its location, and blacked out around 95 percent of the sun at its peak near Tennant Creek. MORE INFO & PHOTOS:http://on.rt.com/ownzq5