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A burst in flaring activity

On 29 May, the Sun surprized the space weather community with some unexpectedly strong solar flares from an active region that was still behind the solar limb.

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SC24: a geomagnetic dud

The latest data confirm that solar cycle 24 is a huge disappointment in terms of geomagnetic activity.

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Bright faculae fields

Bright faculae fields appeared near the east solar limb late on 16 May. They belong to the new solar cycle but alas, so far, they have remained spotless.

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EUI ready to observe the Sun, despite COVID-19!

May 12 is the day of the truth: the first image of the Sun taken by EUI onboard Solar Orbiter will come down. Will it be OK or not? The operations are led by the EUI team working from home. (NL/FR/EN)

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Fundamental Research

The STCE does Fundamental Research.

Public Outreach

Open DoorsThe STCE does public outreach during the STCE Annual Meeting and the Open Doors of the Space Pole in Uccle.

One of the highlights of the Open Doors is always a visit to the Solar Dome. A small introductory presentation is first given in the corridor of the SIDC. Skilled observers and space weather forecasters explain in laymen terminology what sunspots are, how they are observed, why these observations are so important, and how solar eruptions affect us and our technology. Then, the small groups of 10-15 people are guided stairs towards the top of the solar dome. There, the various solar telescopes are shown and their specific applications are discussed. Weather permitting, the visitors can also make solar observations using a projected solar image from the white light solar telescope. During and after the visit, there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions to the guides.

 

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