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  World's Human Life Form Count:

Nov 4, 2003: Record-Shattering X-28 Megaflare

Oct 28, 2003: X17.2 Megaflare
Solar X-rays:
Geomagnetic Field:
The Sun Now (click to enlarge)
The Sun Now
Active Region-click to enlarge
Active Region
Apr 14, 2001

Northern Lights
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Sunspot Daily Photo

Real-Time Solar Winds

Solar Activity Overview
Aurora Plot

This plot shows the current extent and position of the auroral oval in the northern hemisphere, extrapolated from measurements taken during the most recent polar pass of the NOAA POES satellite.

Eros Flyover
Eros Flyover
This movie made 3/4/00 from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft shows the "saddle" region of the space rock from a range of 127 miles.
A Month With No Full Moon?
Both February 1999 and February 2018 had no full moon during the month. When does a month with no full moon next occur?

Will not happen again
Must wait 2 million years

Understanding Eclipses (pop-up box)

Understanding Moon Phases (images below)

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Night and Day

What's Up?

Gamma-Ray Bursting
Credit: GSFC, NASA
Explanation for above: Using graphics and data from NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, this animation illustrates one of the most exciting mysteries of modern astrophysics, gamma-ray bursts. Incredibly gamma-ray bursts, sudden flashes of radiation with over 100,000 times the energy of visible light photons, occur several times a day.

This pop-up  animation from the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope on the SOHO spacecraft (hovering partway between Earth and the sun) shows the progress of a solar flare that erupted on October 14, 1999. The flare spouts out from the "top" of the sun. An earth-directed coronal mass ejection -- a similar event -- can also be seen.


Solar System Simulator

Earth Viewer

NASA Real-Time Data

NASA's Planetary Photjournal

Hubble Heritage Project

Latest Space Weather

NASA: Human Space Flight

3-D Solar System


Galileo Europa Mission (GEM) to Jupiter

The Arcturus Observatory

The Sun   A 10-Day Animation

Sunrise/Sunset Calculations

Space Online

2028 Asteroid to Miss Earth by 600K Miles

'The Moon' Fact Page

Moon Phases

SkyWatcher's Diary

Mars Happy Face   :-)

Daily Martian Weather Report

Project Lunar Prospector

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Messier Picture Gallery

JPL Planetary Photojournal

Upcoming Celestial Key Dates

Attached are the best recurring ''stellar'' shows. For a very detailed, current calendar from JPL, click  here:
Jan 03Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks
Apr 22Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks
May 5Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
Jul 29South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
Aug 1Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peaks
Aug 6Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
Aug 12Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks
Aug 25Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
Oct 9Draconids Meteor Shower Peaks
Oct 21Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks
Nov 3Taurids Meteor Shower Peak
Nov 17Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks
Dec 13Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks
Dec 22Ursids Meteor Shower Peaks

*  Latest *
Significant Event Summary

U.S. Radar/Sat Loops

Models + Maps

Mid-Atlantic Conditions

Visible Mid-Atl Sat Loop

Regional Text Forecasts
Hurricane Page

Hurricane News

SE US Loops

WV Loop
IR Loop
What's Down? (Quakes)

What's North? (Canada)
El Nino / La Nina
Local Events Mountains Beaches

MAWS SnapShots

Heat Index + WindChill
Real-Time Maps:
VA Coast
SC to S NJ
Gulf Coast
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