BAS Observer September 2017

Our Sun may be heading towards a minimum in its 11-year cycle of activity, but that doesn’t mean it’s going completely quiescent. Events such as flares and sunspots still occur, including two immense flares released by our star on 6th September — one of which was the strongest flare in nearly 11 years. The flares were spotted by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which is tasked with continuously monitoring our star to help scientists better understand its variability and the impact of solar activity on Earth and the space around our planet. Read the full story at BRIGHTEST SOLAR FLARE IN OVER A DECADE