Category Archives: Sun

There’s a Solar Eclipse Tomorrow!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, there is a total eclipse of the Sun tomorrow, and it’s going to cross the entire continental United States! A solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime event. Any given location … Continue reading

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The Sun’s big brother found

The Sun was born 4.57 billion years ago from a giant molecular cloud, as one of probably hundreds or even thousands of members of a freshly-minted open star cluster. So where are all these brothers and sisters of the Sun? … Continue reading

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The Sun plays nice…for now

The Sun has been acting kind of weird for close to five years now. The good news is that it’s been oddly quiet. The less good news is that we don’t really know why. The Sun undergoes an 11-year magnetic … Continue reading

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