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This website, updated daily. provides images and information on the Sun's active regions, using data acquired from three different satellites which detect sunspot and solar flare activity. Images of sunspot activity can be viewed in visible light, extreme ultraviolet, solar ultraviolet, and x-ray frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum. In introductory astronomy courses, different solar phenomena are best observed at different frequencies. This resource can promote understanding of how scientists use satellite images and accompanying graphs to better understand solar processes that may result in space weather events on Earth.
Editor's Note: This data set offers a solid opportunity for students to monitor sunspot activity over a period of time, correlate that activity with graphical representations (provided on the website), and form conclusions about how sunspot activity is connected to solar flares/space weather.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- The Sun
= Space Weather
Education Practices
- Technology
= Multimedia
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Dataset
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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- New teachers
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corona, data tools, photosphere, solar flare, sunspot, sunspot images
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Metadata instance created March 14, 2022 by Caroline Hall
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March 14, 2022 by Caroline Hall
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Next Generation Science Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas (K-12)

Electromagnetic Radiation (PS4.B)
  • Atoms of each element emit and absorb characteristic frequencies of light. These characteristics allow identification of the presence of an element, even in microscopic quantities. (9-12)
The Universe and its Stars (ESS1.A)
  • The star called the sun is changing and will burn out over a lifespan of approximately 10 billion years. (9-12)

Crosscutting Concepts (K-12)

Patterns (K-12)
  • Different patterns may be observed at each of the scales at which a system is studied and can provide evidence for causality in explanations of phenomena. (9-12)
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(Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab, Palo Alto, 2002), WWW Document, (https://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/).
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Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab: Daily Solar Events (Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab, Palo Alto, 2002), <https://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/>.
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Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab: Daily Solar Events. (2022, March 14). Retrieved August 19, 2022, from Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab: https://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/
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Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab. Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab: Daily Solar Events. Palo Alto: Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab, March 14, 2022. https://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/ (accessed 19 August 2022).
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Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab: Daily Solar Events. Palo Alto: Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab, 2002. 14 Mar. 2022. 19 Aug. 2022 <https://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/>.
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@misc{ Title = {Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab: Daily Solar Events}, Publisher = {Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {19 August 2022}, Month = {March 14, 2022}, Year = {2002} }
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