Happy birthday PROBA2!

On November 2, the ESA satellite PROBA2 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Not bad for this small Belgian spacecraft that was initially intended for a two-year mission! 

We need YOU to help us

Val-u-Sun citizen science project needs YOU to be part of scientific research. You can help us by counting sunspots on the original drawings from our archive.


EUI and Solar Orbiter ready for launch!

Brussels, 18 October 2019 – Ever closer to the Sun! The instrument EUI (Extreme Ultraviolet Imager) is integrated into the Solar Orbiter satellite to be launched towards the Sun in February 2020. Today, Solar Orbiter can be seen for the last time before being shipped to Cape Canaveral, the launch site.

Fourteenth European Space Weather Week

The European Space Weather Week (ESWW) is one of the main international conferences when it comes to space weather. Already for the 12th time, its organisation is in the hands of the STCE.

Recurrent Coronal Hole

Earth is currently (28 September) under the influence of a high speed stream from a coronal hole. A strong geomagnetic storm is in progress. Polar lights will not be visible from Belgium.

Eclipse fever

The Monday August 21 eclipse will transit the whole of North America. If you can't make it to there, no problem. We have a reporter, live from space: our satellite PROBA2.

Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) ready for launch!

This is it: the solar telescope EUI is ready to be mounted on the Solar Orbiter satellite. Solar Orbiter will be launched in 2019 and will approach the Sun closer than any other satellite ever. (NL-FR-EN) 

A coronal mass ejection as the source of a strong geomagnetic storm (NL-FR-EN)

A partial halo CME from 23 May resulted in a strong geomagnetic storm on 28 May.

High-speed solar wind causes major geomagnetic storm (NL-FR-EN)

NL: Hogesnelheidszonnewind oorzaak van een krachtige geomagnetische storm
FR: La vitesse élevée du vent solaire à l'origine d'un orage géomagnétique majeur
EN: A high-speed solar wind stream as the source of a major geomagnetic storm

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Op maandag 9 mei, van 13:12:19 tot 20:40:33 lokale tijd, vindt een Mercuriusovergang plaats die zichtbaar is vanuit heel België. De transit zal niet zichtbaar zijn met het blote oog. Een (kleine) telescoop is nodig.



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