Solar Activity Ramping Up as Sun Approaches Solar Maximum

A new visualization recently released by the European Space Agency (ESA) illustrates increasing activity on the sun's surface as it nears solar maximum this year.

About Solar Maximum

  • Solar Maximum and Activity Peaks: Solar maximum is a period of heightened solar activity occurring approximately every 11 years due to the sun's strong and shifting magnetic fields, leading to increased frequency and intensity of sunspots.
  • Visualization from Solar Orbiter: Utilizing images captured by ESA's Solar Orbiter's Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI), astronomers crafted a visualization showcasing changes on the sun's surface from February 2021 to October 2023.
  • Solar Cycle 25 and Earlier Estimates: We ....
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