Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Google marks Surya Grahan with special animation

A total solar eclipse is slated to take place today when the Moon will pass between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking out the Sun’s light. It will be a treat for skywatchers to witness one of the biggest celestial phenomena of 2024. The Sun will remain cloaked for four minutes, during which its enigmatic … Read more

Total Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India; Aditya L1 spacecraft will ‘miss it’- ISRO chief S. Somanath explains

Today, several parts of the world will witness the rare Solar Eclipse. While people in North America will be able to see the event, people in other countries could witness the live stream of the event on NASA TV, Google TV, and other platforms. The event is reported to stay for several hours, therefore, it … Read more

Severe G4 Geomagnetic storm hits Earth! Solar storm could spark radio blackouts, auroral displays

In a recent alert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth experienced a severe G4 geomagnetic storm on Sunday, indicating potential disruptions to radio communications. The NOAA emphasised that while the storm may fluctuate in intensity, ranging from lower levels to severe conditions, there’s no need for panic among the public. However, staying … Read more

NASA prepares for solar storm surge as new research unravels complexity of solar phenomena

In anticipation of an impending solar storm set to peak by 2025, NASA is intensifying its preparations to mitigate potential impacts on Earth. Recent predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicate a revised forecast for Solar Cycle 25, suggesting a stronger-than-expected peak between January and October of 2024. Solar cycles, recurring roughly … Read more

Solar storm alert! Sunspot AR3590 sparks aurora anticipation amid geomagnetic storm fears

In a celestial dance that has both scientists and skywatchers excited, the colossal Sunspot AR3590, which recently unleashed the most potent solar flare in over half a decade towards Earth, is now beginning to wane as it rotates to the far side of the Sun. Despite its current retreat, experts warn of a potential resurgence … Read more

Hyperactive Sunspot Unleashes Most Powerful Solar Flare in Six Years

A recent surge of solar activity has captured the attention of astronomers and space weather enthusiasts alike, as a hyperactive sunspot unleashed its third X-class solar flare within a 24-hour period. This remarkable series of events marks the most potent solar eruption in six years, raising concerns about potential impacts on Earth’s space environment. The … Read more

Brightest object in Universe found: It’s “500 trillion times more luminous than the Sun”, experts say

Astronomers and researchers have been studying the Universe for decades with the help of advanced telescopes and equipment around the world. Now, with the help of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have located the brightest object in Universe. It is a quasar. Experts believe that this is the most luminous … Read more

Did other stars reshape Earth’s orbit? Check out these amazing stellar encounters

Astronomers have uncovered a celestial revelation: stars passing near our solar system have wielded a profound influence on the orbit of Earth as well as those of its its planetary companions. This cosmic dance, detailed in a study titled “Passing Stars as an Important Driver of Paleoclimate and the Solar System’s Orbital Evolution” published in … Read more

Solar storm! Sun unleashes massive X-class solar flare, triggers radio blackouts on February 9

There is no respite from solar storms for Earth. The Sun emitted a powerful X-class solar flare on February 9, reaching its peak at 8:10 a.m. (1310 GMT), resulting in shortwave radio blackouts across regions of South America, Africa, and the Southern Atlantic. Originating from sunspot AR3576, which had previously exhibited an M-class flare and … Read more

ISRO’s Aditya L-1 Mission: A paradigm of precision and fiscal wisdom

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Aditya L-1 mission has carved out a new chapter in the annals of space exploration, exemplifying innovation and cost-effectiveness. As India’s first mission to study the Sun, it has redefined what is possible with meticulous planning and execution. ISRO embarked on a mission that was unprecedented in its history: … Read more