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NASA Satellites Capture Start of New Solar Cycle
01.11.08
 
Jennifer Morcone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
Jennifer.J.Morcone@nasa.gov

Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Md.
301-286-4044
Robert.J.Gutro@nasa.gov

Photo release: 08-005


Images of the first sunspot of Solar Cycle 24 taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. + Large (1024 x 607, 72 ppi)
+ Medium (516 x 306, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

Images of the first sunspot of Solar Cycle 24 taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. (NASA SOHO)


SOHO observed the first + Medium (516 x 510, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

SOHO observed the first "reversed" sunspot of the new solar cycle, the fairly petite active region was officially classified as an active region by NOAA (AR 10981). (NASA SOHO)


The first official active region of solar cycle 24 as it appeared to the STEREO behind spacecraft observing in ultraviolet light on January 4, 2008. + Large (2133 x 2341, 300 ppi)
+ Medium (516 x 566, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The first official active region of solar cycle 24 as it appeared to the STEREO behind spacecraft observing in ultraviolet light on January 4, 2008. (STEREO)


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