Sunday, February 6, 2011

We Can See The Sun

For the first time in human history we are now able to see the entire Sun. I had never thought about it before and am glad we can see the other side of the sun, for at least a while.



At the end of the above video you will see the solar flare that took place on October 28, 2003. Below is a video with more detail about that event.



Additional reading:
1. NASA delivers first full image of Sun (Smartplanet.com)
2. The October 28, 2003 extreme EUV solar flare and resultant extreme ionospheric effects: Comparison to other Halloween events and the Bastille Day event (Montana State University)(.pdf).