Space Weather

The Sun churns with activity in this time-lapse movie taken from October 18 – November 7, 2003. The images are from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft.

Eruptions from the Sun send massive amounts of energy, radiation, and plasma streaming out into space. When an eruption occurs on the side of the Sun facing the Earth, the resulting radiation can affect profoundly satellites, communications, and other electrical system on Earth.