Sunspots

August 21 total solar eclipse: Scientists to be on the look-out for sunspots

August 21 total solar eclipse: Scientists to be on the look-out for sunspots

Sunspots are the primary generator of solar flares, the sudden, powerful blasts of electromagnetic radiation and charged particles that burst into space during explosions on the Sun's surface. 

Aug 20, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
NASA's SDO captures incredible sunspot that appears tiny but is actually larger than Earth! - Watch video

NASA's SDO captures incredible sunspot that appears tiny but is actually larger than Earth! - Watch video

This sunspot is the first to appear after the sun was spotless for two days, and it is the only sunspot group at this moment.

Jul 14, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

Best home remedies to get rid of sunspots!

Sunspots, also known as Solar Lentigines, usually affect people with lighter skin, but anyone can get them.

Jun 02, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots

Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has provided images of sunspots from the other side of the Sun that is turned away from Earth.

Jul 13, 2015, 11:49 AM IST
Don't blame the sun for global warming

Don't blame the sun for global warming

A review of solar activity in the past 400 years has shown that the level of sun activity was not very different in the 18th century as it is now, suggesting that blaming the sun for global warming is simply barking up the wrong tree.

Feb 10, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

New `IMaX` magnetograph makes observing Sun`s magnetic structure possible

A Spanish instrument known as IMaX magnetograph has observed the sun for the formation and evolution of a magnetic flux tubes on its surface.

Jul 03, 2014, 21:51 PM IST

Space probe captures new images of sunspots

Multi-wavelength observations of sunspots with the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California and aboard NASA`s IRIS spacecraft have produced new images of high-speed plasma flows and eruptions extending from the Sun`s surface to the outermost layer of the solar atmosphere, the corona.

Jun 03, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth

The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late -- with fewer sunspots than anytime in the last century -- prompting curious scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth.

Nov 25, 2013, 19:56 PM IST

Flip in Sun`s polarity to cause solar storms

Scientists have revealed that the magnetic field of the Sun is expected to reverse polarity within the next three weeks, which could have a huge effect on our solar system.

Nov 17, 2013, 13:22 PM IST

Two large, complex sunspots spotted on Sun`s face

Two large, complex sunspots have been spotted by astrophysicists moving across the face of the sun.

Nov 16, 2013, 10:45 AM IST

NASA spots new sunspots producing space weather

An image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a coronal mass ejection or CME as it burst off of the sun in the morning of Jan. 13, 2013.

Jan 15, 2013, 17:24 PM IST

Sunspots don’t cause global warming: Scientists

Leading scientists have dismissed studies which say that global warming is a natural phenomenon connected with sunspots, rather than the result of the man-made emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Dec 14, 2009, 12:52 PM IST