Movies and Sounds of the Sun
Left: A magnetic eruption observed by TRACE hurls
plasmas outward from the Sun. Clear magnetic field structures appear
in light blue.
Right: The X-ray Sun, as observed by the Japanese/US/UK Yohkoh mission, voted the tenth most inspiring picture of the 20th century.
Sounds of the Sun
Helioseismology: One mode
Helioseismology: All modes
Comet Hyakutake passing the Sun
Christmas Movie 1996
Two Comets Crash on the Sun, and May Cause an Eruption
Flares and Eruptions
Filament Eruption Observed in Ultra-Violet
Fast Eruption Observed with the LASCO Coronagraph
The Solar Dynamo
Simulation of a Full Dynamo Cycle
Magnetic field lines are indicated in gold, sunspots on the surface
Scale for field components is indicated in the movie.
Numerical calculations by Andres Munoz-Jaramillo (GSU)
Simulation of the Impact of a Coronal Mass Ejection on the Earth's
Radiation from a flare arrives in 8 minutes, high energy particles from those flares
travel at a significant fraction of the speed of light and arrive only minutes later,
the expelled magnetic field loop arrives in a few days, as shown.
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