Friday, September 30, 2011

Sounds of a Sunspot

Yesterday we viewed several awesome pictures of the Sun including the solar flares of sunspots.

The pictures were your tax dollars at work in that they were images made by NASA.

And you know that sunspots send their energy in various directions.

When those giant foci of energy are directed to the planet earth, various problems can happen including interfering with satellites, radio transmissions, and more.

But have you ever heard a sunspot?

Well, you probably have, if you listen to radio and especially shortwave radio.

But just in case you haven't heard the sound / interference to radio caused by sunspots, today's DIT will give you an opportunity.

To see the sun again and hear 56 seconds of the interesting noise from the solar flares of sunspots, HERE'S THE LINK