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Update of LYRA level2

The calibration of LYRA data (level 2) has been updated on December 31 2016 00:00:00 to take into account new information about the evolution of dark current, as well as the result of the last calibration campaigns. This update currently results in a small amplitude jump in the timeseries. This jump should disappear the next time the data will be reprocessed, in a few months.

 

First X-flare in nearly 4 years!

Even though the new solar cycle 25 officially started in December 2019 already, solar physicists have had to wait for a long time for clear signs that solar activity is picking up. On July 3rd, 2021 they finally got to witness a strong solar flare.

PROBA2 data processing to be paused on June 30

In anticipation of important network maintenance planned at the Belgian Space Pole where the PROBA2 Science Center is located, we will stop the processing of SWAP and LYRA data at 10:00 LT on June 30, 2021. This maintenance will affect to complete network infrastructure of the Space Pole and the network is expected to be unstable throughout the day. That also means that our website may be unavailable from time to time.

SWAP and LYRA Calibration Campaign between 2021-Jun-23 03:00 UT and 2021-Jun-24 11:30 UT

We inform all PROBA2 data users that there will be no regular science data from SWAP between about 2021-Jun-23 03:00 UT and 2021-Jun-24 11:30 UT due to a special SWAP calibration campaign. LYRA data may sporadically be available during the campaign. However, we warn our users not to count on the availability of data from either of the sun-observing PROBA2 instruments during Wednesday and Thursday morning of this week.
 

Eclipse challenge

This challenge is finished. Congratulations to the winners and thanks for participating!
For the answers to the questions, see below. These numbers were hidden in the blue channel of the image.
 

Partial eclipse in Belgium - 10 June 2021

On 10 June 2021, the Belgian PROBA2 Science Center team will be able to witness a solar eclipse with their own eyes (weather permitting). In parts of Russia and Canada one can witness this event as an even more spectacular annular eclipse.

Find our hidden message!

Between 2 and 5 solar eclipses occur every year.

Special observation campaign with SWAP

The PROBA2 team is planning a special observation campaign in collaboration with the Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe teams next week.

The Sun in 2020

 
 

December 14, eclipse time!

On Monday December 14, a total solar eclipse, the last eclipse of 2020, was visible from parts of Chile and Argentina. Weather permitting, some locations in South America, south-west Africa, and Antarctica saw the partial phase of this eclipse, as did the instruments onboard PROBA2.

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