Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Our next lunar transit is Wednesday, 24-Sept-2014, from 0650-0720 UTC (2:50-3:20 am ET). This movie from the SDO FDS team shows that the Moon will cover less than half of the solar disk during this transit. There are a lot of bright active regions in that part of the Sun, so the sharp edge of the Moon will probably cover something interesting.
Edited 14:45 ET to correct the movie of tomorrow's transit.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Stationkeeping burn #9 will happen today (September 10, 2014) at 2215 UTC (6:15 p.m. ET). SDO data will be unavailable for about 30 minutes starting 2200 UTC (6:00 p.m. ET). This burn was delayed from last Wednesday when we became concerned about another satellite whose orbit would have come close to SDO after the burn.
Today the sun let loose a X1.6 flare, starting at 1721 and peaking at 1745 UTC.