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SWAP follows and catches a Prominence Eruption

Filament Eruption Image Over a period of five days, from Wednesday 24th 13:05 until Monday 29th 13:45, PROBA2 made off-point observations (not Sun centered) to allow the SWAP imager to observe a large on-disk filament. The filament evolved towards the West limb and it was estimated to reach the limb on Friday/Saturday.

Guest investigator Muzhou Lu presents SWAP data at gallery

In May 2013 PROBA2 Guest Investigator Muzhou Lu, an undergraduate Astrophysics and Studio Art student at Williams College in Massachusetts, in the United States, recently presented SWAP data as part of an art installation at the Williams College Museum of Art.

ESWW10 PROBA2 SWT Splinter

The PROBA2 science working team (SWT) is organising a splinter session at the Tenth European Space Weather Week (November 18 - 22, 2013, Antwerp, Belgium; Date, Time : to be set, according to allocation).

SWAP & LYRA observe an M6.5 flare

On Thursday 11th of April, an energetic M6.5 flare erupted from the Sun.

It occurred slightly north east of the center of the solar disk, and therefore a strong candidate for being directed to Earth.

Below are provided a SWAP difference image and video, as well as the LYRA curves, for this occurrence.



PROBA2 Observes Solar Eclipse on November 13th, 2012

PROBA presentations at European Space Weather Week


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Solar Activity as seen by PROBA2; 19th and 20th of October

October 19th

On October 19th, a rather spectacular prominence eruption occurred on the south limb (see images below).

The huge filament eruption of August 31st 2012

A magnificent filament eruption occurred on Friday 31st around 19:40 (see picture below; movies of the whole eruption can be found here). The erupting filament can be seen traveling in the South-East direction. At the time of this image, the erupting filament is extending out of the SDO/AIA field of view.


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