Welcome to the Solar Data Analysis Center
at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
in Greenbelt, Maryland USA.
New site design
This site will feature an all-new design starting on October 17. Existing pages will continue to be
updated to facilitate automated retrieval of content.
Current Solar Images
for the latest ground- and space-based solar images in the SDAC archives.
GIF representations of these images via anonymous ftp.
SolarMonitor and Latest Events
now features RSS feeds with active region closeups.|
SolarMonitor, the Website formerly known
as the Active Region Monitor, offers up-to-date
information on solar activity, including images, flare locations, flare
predictions, and links to the LMSAL
events" page, which gives a graphic view of solar and heliospheric
activity through soft X-ray, energetic proton, and solar wind data.
Sam Freeland of LMSAL has generated an archive of "latest events"
pages from 2002 to the present, at
Navigate to Solar Data Online
||Try the SDAC DataFinder for quick access
to space solar physics data held at the SDAC.
Twin comets race to fiery death!
....or words to that effect: see two Kreutz sungrazers barrel toward the LASCO
occulting disks, and then watch the CME's and a spectacular eruptive
prominence. Check out the:
EIT eruptive prominence of the week
|Click on the thumbnail image for a full-size (1024 x 1024) image
of the Sun in He II 304 Å showing a large, eruptive prominence.|
Image taken 2010 June 14 at 01:19 UT.
Wondering how big these events are relative to the earth?
||Click on the thumbnail for an|
enlarged view of how the earth
compares in size to a He II 304 Å
1999 March 6 08:08 - 12:48 UT
| MPEG Movie||GIF movie
Click on any of the movie icons to watch the time-lapse movie.
Bonus movie: click on this
for an MPEG movie of a twisting eruption of the south polar crown
filament on 1999 March 5.
Credit: The SOHO-EIT Consortium: SOHO is an ESA-NASA program of
Find links here to descriptions of current and upcoming NASA research programs
in solar physics and related fields and announcements of selections.
Last updated: 2011 September 2
Links to online solar data sets, at the SDAC and at other sites
Eclipse Website now serves all NASA's eclipse-related resources, including the NASA Eclipse Bulletins.
Eclipse Bulletin for the
total solar eclipse of 2008 August 1
Links to solar physics Web resources of general interest.
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) WWW pages.
SOHO anonymous ftp directories.
MEDOC, the SOHO
Multi-Experiment Data and Operations Center at the Université de
Paris-Sud in Orsay, France has its own Web pages.
The EIT home page is now available.
Other solar Web resources, including professional societies (AAS, SPD, AGU)
and research sites
NASA requires us to have a
Joseph B. Gurman
Responsible NASA official:
Joseph B. Gurman,
Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
+1 301 286-4767
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Laboratory / Code 671
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Last revised - J.B. Gurman