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The Sun

Outdoor labs will only be held with clear sky.

Monday 11/27 cancelled, south sky cloud cover.

Lab Procedure

The Sun

A subsection of this lab The Outdoor portion of the sun lab  can be done outdoors at sessions with physics department techs or during your lab with your instructor. See the Outdoor/Indoor choice Lab sections further down this page.


Supporting Files

Rotation of the Sun

Video is found near the bottom of the page:


Coronal Mass Ejections

Video is the second video on the page:

SOHO Pick of The Week

Outdoor Choice Labs

Solar equipment will be setup during the following times as long as its not cloudy. If there's no sun see the Night/Cloudy instructions.

You can come to the outdoor sessions to complete The Outdoor portion of the sun lab and turn this in in place of doing this part in class using digital images. Your lecture instructors may also give you a bonus for attending these, labs will not give EC for these.

For Fall 23 this lab will be done the week of Nov 27th and Dec 4th, weather permitting.

Outdoor Lab Schedule - Fall 23
Day Morning Midday

Mon 11/27


11:30 - 12:15 PM

Tues 11/28 11:00 - 11:30 AM x

Weds 11/29


x 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Thurs 11/30 x 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Fri 12/1 x 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mon 12/4 11:30 - 12:15 PM x
Tues 12/5 11:00 - 11:30 AM x
Weds 12/6 x 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Thurs 12/7 x x
Fri 12/8 x x


Indoor Choice Labs

Please explore the following  links to complete the portion of your lab that would be otherwise done outside.

Look for the "Intensity" for Parts A,B and "H-alpha" for Part C of the outdoor section.

GONG Latest Images

You can also utilize the following link for more H-alpha images for part C.

GONG H-Alpha

Other Resources

SOHO Movie Gallery

SOHO Observation Series