You don’t have to be a science expert to be a brilliant solar stormwatcher. But if you’d like to know more about what you’re looking at, then explore our beautiful and interactive zoomable diagrams to find out about the Sun and the STEREO spacecraft monitoring it. And check out our scientists’ profiles too.
There’s an awful lot of space in between the Sun and Earth – but it’s certainly not empty. Zoom in and out to get a sense of what’s going on where and discover how our nearest star makes its presence felt on Earth.
Two nearly identical spacecraft named STEREO Ahead and STEREO Behind are monitoring the Sun right now, capturing new pictures for you to analyse. Find out what makes their view unique and inspect the technology on board.