Magnetic Field Lines

I would like to see more of this. Actually I’d also like to see this done from a more distant perspective. Good work though.

The dark areas by the way are a source of solar winds which are probably not not cause earthquakes here on Earth; we start hearing that because the “other” cause (which also cannot be correlated) are sunspots and solar flares. I guess when you don’t get one you can fall back on the other.

One other thing we can see is the absence of high latitude sunspots which would be the hallmark of a new solar cycle. So are we in a “Grand Solar Minimum? Maybe, come back in ten years or so and if we are still stuck at solar minimum levels we could possibly say yes. It’s WAY too early to make such claims at this point. So when you hear that on the internet be sure to take it with a box of salt.

NASA’s caption: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun’s magnetic field on August 10, 2018. The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun’s right edge, but to a lesser extent. Magnetism drives the dynamic activity near the Sun’s surface.

SDO is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Its Atmosphere Imaging Assembly was built by the Lockheed Martin Solar Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), Palo Alto, California.

Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

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