Touch the Sun
New Exhibit Now Open
Sunspots... Magnetism... Solar Storms!
Bask in the light of our Sun in all its electromagnetic glory - but beware of its explosive nature! Explore awe-inspiring real-time images from space; get hands-on with sunspots, magnetism and solar storms; and see how the Sun’s bluster touches us here on Earth.
The Touch the Sun exhibition is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX12AE29G issued through the Education & Public Outreach for Earth & Space Science (EPOESS) Program.
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Now you can touch the Sun wherever you are!
With real-time images:
- Draw sunspots and trace magnetic fields
- Track the Sun's weekly rotation
- Share your discoveries with friends and family
To learn more about our dynamic Sun, continue your exploration at these sites:
- NASA SDO at Goddard Space Flight Center: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
- NASA Space Weather Viewer: sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/spaceweather/