We are moving into solar maximum NOW. Contact me for observing recommendations.
Chris Reich, your host, is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers
Video from SOHO (1 day composite)
We have just entered a new solar cycle. Some scientists predict that this will be the most active period for our sun in 400 years! Would you like to see this activity with your own eyes? When you hear news about global warming or solar flares, would you like first hand knowledge of the sun's activity? Would you like to understand what's going on up there with the sun? Most important of all, would you like to do something about the serious problem of global warming? YOU can by simply raising awareness and participating in our energy saving project.
I will teach you how to safely observe the sun so you can see, first hand, this period of very high activity develop. Maybe together we'll solve the mystery of global warming! Through learning for yourself and sharing what you learn with others, you will raise awareness of the global warming issue. I'd like us, thousands of us, to safely observe the sun. I'll teach you how. Then you can show your friends.
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