Browsing All posts tagged under »Sun«

The Sun, the Earth and the Weather

March 8, 2012


As you may have noticed there are several differences with the issue this time. First and foremost, much of this issue is concerned with a single subject – our local star, which is heading for a peak of activity due next year. Chances are that this issue and other similar coverage will be all you […]

Life without a moon

November 30, 2011


Jaques Laskar and collegues of the Paris Observatory in France showed in 1993 that Earth’s moon helps to stabilise the tilt of the planet’s axis of rotation agauinst perturbations that would otherwise be caused by the planet Jupiter.

Solar Flare

November 2, 2011


Earlier in the year, in February 2011, there were a series of large solar flares that reached the Earth, At least three of these large flares, the largest for at least the last four years, not only reached the Earth, but produced some of the best sightings of the Northern Lights seen in the United […]