For us humans, the Sun as seen with the naked eye appears as a static and quiet yellow disk in the sky. However, it is in fact a stormy and variable star and contributes much more than only light and heat. It is the source of the beautiful northern and southern lights and can affect our technology-based society in many ways. Want to find out more?
Thanks to Springer, Universe Today has 10 copies to give away of Pål Brekke’s book, Our Explosive Sun; A Visual Feast of Light and Life. To enter the contest, just send us an email with the subject line “Explosive Sun” and Fraser will choose 10 winners randomly from the all the entries received. The contest is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world.
The book provides a detailed introduction to the dynamics of the Sun and how it affects Earth, both physically and culturally. It includes stunning visuals and
several images never published before. Also included are animations, videos and a PowerPoint presentation as part of SpringerExtras.
You can read a guest post here on UT about the Sun by Brekke.
Thanks again to Springer for sponsoring this contest.
Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.