Astronomy

Sun

The sun is a star located at the center of our solar system. It is an enormous, hot, and glowing ball of gas primarily composed of hydrogen and helium. Its immense gravitational force holds the planets, including Earth, in orbit around it. The sun's energy is generated through nuclear fusion, a process where hydrogen atoms fuse together to form helium, releasing an incredible amount of energy in the form of light and heat. This process is what makes the sun shine and provides the Earth with the light and warmth necessary to sustain life. The sun plays a vital role in the Earth's climate and weather patterns, and its magnetic activity gives rise to phenomena such as solar flares and sunspots. It has been a subject of fascination and reverence for cultures throughout human history and remains a fundamental object of study for astronomers and scientists seeking to understand the workings of stars and the universe.

Sun
Antemeridian

Time : 23:44:55

Civil Twilight -6°

Start Time : 4:25:17

End Time : 19:4:49

Nautical Twilight -12°

Start Time : 3:53:30

End Time : 19:36:41

Astronomical Twilight -18°

Start Time : 3:19:58

End Time : 20:10:19

Rise

Time : 4:51:42

Azimuth : 65.6

Set

Start Time : 18:38:21

Azimuth : 294.5

Meridian

Time : 4:51:42

Altitude : 81.3

Distance : 151469000

Current

Day Length : 13:46:38

Azimuth : 4.6

Altitude : -39.9

Distance : 151455408

Moon

The moon is a natural satellite that orbits around the Earth in the solar system. It is the fifth-largest moon in the solar system in terms of size. The moon is a rocky body with no atmosphere, primarily composed of rocks and soil. It reflects sunlight and illuminates the night sky, providing us with visibility and navigation during dark nights. The appearance of the moon changes on the visible surface of the Earth due to its rotational movement around the planet. The moon also affects tides due to its gravitational force on the oceans, playing a significant role in balancing the Earth's ecosystem. While the moon may not be a suitable place for life due to the lack of an atmosphere and harsh conditions on its surface, it remains of interest to scientists and researchers seeking to understand more about the history and formation of the solar system and its impact on life on Earth

Moon Phase
Full Moon
Rise

Time : 18:46:24

Azimuth : 118.8

Set

Start Time : 4:20:59

Azimuth : 243.7

Meridian

Time : 23:56:39

Altitude : 34.5

Distance : 389582

Illuminated : 99.8

Posangle : 239.2

Current

Azimuth : 196.8

Altitude : 36.1

Illuminated : 99.4

Posangle : 337.5

Distance : 393170

Sun

Picture OF THE DAY

Red Aurora over Poland


Northern lights don't usually reach this far south. Magnetic chaos in the Sun's huge Active Region 3664, however, produced a surface explosion that sent a burst of electrons, protons, and more massive, charged nuclei into the Solar System. A few days later, that coronal mass ejection (CME) impacted the Earth and triggered auroras that are being reported unusually far from our planet's north and south poles. The free sky show might not be over -- the sunspot rich AR3664 has ejected even more CMEs that might also impact the Earth tonight or tomorrow. That active region is now near the Sun's edge, though, and will soon be rotating away from the Earth. Pictured, a red and rayed aurora was captured in a single 6-second exposure from Racibórz, Poland early last night. The photographer's friend, seeing an aurora for the first time, is visible in the distance also taking images of the beautifully colorful nighttime sky.

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