Is the sun telling us something?

In summary, the conversation was about a message found on a website, which was responding to a thread about designing a planet. The conversation then shifted to discussing the attention given to small planets and the cause of the moving white dots and trails seen on a camera. The explanation was that they were protons and other charged particles hitting the camera due to a Coronal Mass Ejection, which was also discussed in other related threads.
  • #1
Daytah
Sometimes it looks like there is a message here.

Sun on 9/8/2017 - wavelengths 211, 193, 171 from
http://sdowww.lmsal.com/suntoday/index.html?suntoday_date=2017-09-08

Beautiful!
f_211_193_171pfssnolines.jpg
 
  • Like
Likes collinsmark
Physics news on Phys.org
  • #4
revv said:
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c3/512/

What are the little moving white dots and moving dots leaving trails behind from this camera?

latest.jpg
protons and other charged particles hitting the camera sensor on the spacecraft
as a result of a CME ( Coronal Mass Ejection)

see this thread of mine showing a movie of a CME leaving the sun

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/aurora-alert-for-6th-and-7th-sept.924608/

and this thread by @Stavros Kiri also on solar activity

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/solar-activity-and-space-weather-update-thread.923468

with some input from myselfDave
 
  • Like
Likes Stavros Kiri
  • #5
davenn said:
View attachment 210823protons and other charged particles hitting the camera sensor on the spacecraft
as a result of a CME ( Coronal Mass Ejection)

see this thread of mine showing a movie of a CME leaving the sun

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/aurora-alert-for-6th-and-7th-sept.924608/

and this thread by @Stavros Kiri also on solar activity

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/solar-activity-and-space-weather-update-thread.923468

with some input from myselfDave
Cool! Thanks Davenn
 
  • Like
Likes davenn

Related to Is the sun telling us something?

1. What exactly do you mean by "the sun telling us something"?

When we say that the sun is telling us something, we are referring to any changes or patterns observed in the sun's behavior that may have an impact on our planet or the universe as a whole. This could include solar flares, sunspots, changes in solar winds, and other phenomena.

2. How does the sun communicate with us?

The sun communicates with us through various forms of radiation and particles. This includes visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays, and solar wind. Scientists use specialized instruments and technology to measure and analyze these signals from the sun.

3. Can the sun's activity affect Earth's climate?

Yes, the sun's activity can have an impact on Earth's climate. Solar flares and other intense bursts of radiation can disrupt satellite communications and electrical grids, while changes in solar wind can influence the Earth's magnetic field. The sun's energy also plays a role in Earth's temperature and weather patterns.

4. Are there any specific events or changes in the sun that we should be concerned about?

While the sun's activity can have consequences for our planet, there are no specific events or changes that we should be overly concerned about at this time. Scientists continuously monitor the sun and its behavior, and any potential threats or hazards would be communicated to the public through official channels.

5. How does studying the sun help us understand the universe?

The sun is just one star among billions in our galaxy and the universe. By studying the sun and its behavior, scientists can gain a better understanding of how stars work and how they impact their surrounding environments. This knowledge can then be applied to other stars and galaxies, helping us to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

Similar threads

  • General Discussion
Replies
13
Views
1K
Replies
4
Views
1K
Replies
2
Views
823
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
3
Views
837
  • General Discussion
Replies
10
Views
3K
  • Special and General Relativity
Replies
20
Views
2K
Replies
68
Views
3K
  • General Discussion
Replies
9
Views
3K
Replies
10
Views
2K
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
Replies
4
Views
2K
Back
Top