Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age
Description:
The image above shows the sun on March 11, 2009--nary a sunspot to be seen. But click on the image to see the sun at the last solar maximum, in March of 2001. To learn more, visit Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age and the Exploratorium's Sunspots.
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">SOHO</a> (<a href="http://www.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">NASA</a>/<a href="http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html" target="_blank">ESA</a>); <a href="http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/sunspots-large-3-11-09.jpg" target="_blank">sun at solar max</a>
image credit: SOHO (NASA/ESA); image source; sun at solar max
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/sunspots-large-3-11-09.jpg
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March 16, 2009 - April 1, 2009