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Observing Solar Activity and Earth's Auroras

Lecture no. 10 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

Observing Solar Activity and Earth's Auroras

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 46 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Explore the inner workings of the sun; learn to look safely at amazing features such as sunspots, solar prominences, and captivating coronas you can see for yourself with the right knowledge and equipment. Also, learn how coronal mass ejections give rise to space weather (including solar wind), possible satellite disruptions and power outages on Earth, and the shimmering auroras of the northern and southern lights.

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