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I am regularly searching the web for on line solar astronomy resources and this article will remain a dynamic document. I am trying to provide you with a comprehensive access to the TV programs, substantial videos and documentaries about the Sun. I will give a title and in some cases a brief resume of each identified resource together with a web link so that you can take a look for yourself. You can also email me via the contacts section if you have identified and further resources that can be added to this list at a future revision date.

If the link has broken please just use the title to do a further Youtube search and you should easily find it.

Happy surfing!

HERE ARE OVER 140 EXCELLENT TV PROGRAMS AND VIDEOS ABOUT THE SUN/INDIVIDUAL SOLAR EVENTS DATING BACK TO THE 1940's

10 September 2014 an X1.6-class flare [2 minutes]

24 August 2014 M5.9 flare and ejection [2 minutes]

10 June 2014 here are the two X-class flares [3 minutes]

April 2014 Carrington-class CME narrowly misses earth [4 minutes]

25 April 2014 X1.3 class solar flare [2 minutes]

29 March 2014 X1.0 class solar flare [4 minutes]

SDO Year 4 [4 minutes] February 2014

25 February 2014 X4.9 flare [1 minute] and another [3 minutes]

Observatorio del Teide [4 minutes]

30 January 2014 SDO view of partial eclipse and an M6-class solar flare from AR1967 [formerly AR1944] [2 minutes]

BBC - Has the Sun gone to sleep 16 January [6 minutes]

* NASA - Jewel box Sun December 2013 [2 minutes]

* Major X3.3-class solar flare 5 November 2013 [2 minutes]

Death of the Sun - September 2013 [45 minutes] Naked Science

* BBC Secret life of the Sun - June 2013 [58 minutes]

* BBC - Seven ages of star light - 2013 [88 minutes]

Three X-class flares in one day - 14 May 2013 [4 1/2 minutes]

April 2013 NASA Three years of solar activity in three minutes [3 minutes]

2 March 2013 NASA forecast Solar Max Double Peaked [4 1/2 minutes]

Alan Friedman's excellent talk CATCHING SUNLIGHT to TED Buffalo [18 minutes] [2012]

November 2012 The worlds largest solar telescope Unmasking the Sun [4 minutes]

14 October 2012 the Sun's NE limb explodes [4 minutes]

The Universe - Secrets of the Sun History channel [44 minutes] [2012]

August 31 2012 here a huge filament explodes from the south-east limb [2 minutes]

July 19 2012 here is an M7.7-class flare with huge post flare looping from SDO [36 seconds] and another [1 minute 30 seconds] with an extreme close up [2 minutes]

June 5/6 2012 here is the NASA Transit of Venus [3 minutes]

June 5 Transit of Venus [9 minutes] [2012]

June 5 2012 here is the BBC Horizon Program about the transit of Venus. [59 minutes]

TRANSIT OF VENUS HISTORY: BEHIND THE EPIC CELESTIAL EVENT [4 minutes] [2012]

TRANSIT OF VENUS AN ASTRONOMICAL ALIGNMENT WITH MEANING [47 minutes]

SUNSPOT EVOLUTION AR1476 [2 minutes] [May 2012]

National Geographic: Birth of the Solar System [47 minutes] [27 April 2012]

SUNSPOT EVOLUTION AR1460 [1 minute] April 2012

NOVA: SECRETS OF THE SUN [53 minutes] 25 April 2012  [2012]

SUNSPOT EVOLUTION AR1459 [1 minute] [April 2012]

The Sun close-up solar rotation [2 minutes] [2012]

SPECTACULAR SOLAR FLARE 18 April 2012 [CNN - 6 minutes]

16 April 2012 spectacular M1.7-class solar flare [2 minutes]

SDO - Year 2 [3 minutes]

Here is a short repeating video of the 16 April 2012 ejection from the North West limb and another [30 seconds]

Breath taking Aurora Video [5 minutes] [2012]

Reflected sunlight NASA Tour of the Moon [4 minutes] 2012

M7.9 Solar Flare 14 March 2012 [4 minutes] 2012

M6.3 Solar Flare 9 March 2012 [2 minutes] 2012

Solar Activity Update X5.4 class solar flare March 7, 2012 [1 minute]

Major X5.4 Solar Flare 7 March 2012 [2 minutes] [2012]

M3.3 Solar Flare 2 March 2012 [2 minutes] [2012]

Huge Filament Eruption/CME 6 Feb 2012 [1 minute][2012]

Massive Solar Flare to hit Earth January 24-25, 2012 [3 minutes]

Discovery News Solar Storms: 5 Reasons to Care right Now [3 minutes] [2012]

Discovery channel - NASA Solar Storm 2012 - 2013 here is part 1 [9 minutes], part 2 [9 minutes], part 3 [8 minutes], part 4 [8 minutes], and part 5 [7 minutes] [2012]

Here is the excellent BBC Horizon Program [59 minutes long] first broadcasted in February 2012 called Storms on the Sun

NASA/SDO X2-class solar flare January 27 2012 [30 seconds]

NASA/SDO M8.7-class solar flare 23 January 2012 [30 seconds]

NASA/SDO Lovely loops January 15/16 2012 [30 seconds]

[EST] European Solar Telescope [16 minutes] [2011]

Here is the excellent BBC Horizon Program [59 minutes long] first broadcast in November 2011 called Extreme Astronomy

M1.6 Solar Flare & Sun Diving Comet 20 October 2011 [4 minutes] [2011]

Here is a NASA video Solar storms 2012 [3 minutes] [2011]

Here is a NASA video on extreme solar flares [3 minutes] 2011

Here is The Sun in HD [4 minute video made in 2011]

History Channel The Universe - Secrets of the Sun [45 minutes] [2011]

Giant solar flare from Sunspot AR1302 causes Geomagnetic storms [5 minutes] [2011]

Haunting images from the Sun [2 minutes from SDO 2011]

NASA Sun Sends out X6.9 Class Solar Flare [1 minute] [2011]

NASA/SDO X1-class Solar Flare September 22, 2012 [30 seconds]

Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) - X1.8 Solar Flare [1 minute] [7 September 2011]

M5.3 Solar Flare 6 September 2011 [3 minutes] [2011]

NASA/SDO How solar flares affect Earth [8 minutes] [2011]

Extreme solar flares August 2011 [3 minutes]

Installing a Hale-type spectrahelioscope at Stellafane [43 minutes] [August 2011]

X6.9 Solar Flare 9 August 2011 [1 minute] [2011]

Heliophysics and the Weather in Space [70 minutes] [2011]

Here is an excellent [24 minute] video called Attack of the Sun [2011]

M9.3 Solar Flare 30 July 2011 [1 minute] [2011]

7 June 2011 Spectacular M-class flare eruption [5 minutes] and another full disc view [2 minutes]

The Solar Dynamics Observatory: The Sun Up Close and Personal [71 minutes] lecture [2011]

NASA SDO- Prominence Eruption April 19. 2011 [30 seconds]

The First 360 view of the Full Sun [3 minutes] [2011]

M3.7 Spectacular flare eruption 7 March 2011 [2 minutes] 2011

NASA STEREO Sun360 Teaser [1 minute] [2011]

Solar Interface Region - Bart de Pontieu (SETI Talks) [58 minutes] [2011]

Sun 2011 - Jan & Febr. X2.2 & M6.6 Solar Flare SDO/EVE/SAM [10 minutes] [2011]

The Solar Dynamics Observatory: The Sun Up Close and Personal [71 minutes] [2011]

From Stonehenge to STEREO: A 1-Minute History of How We See the Sun [1 minute] [2011]

Nova - Magnetic storm- Earth's invisible shield [56 minutes] 2011

NASA warns of Huge Solar Flares [7 minutes] January 2011

The Sun our local star - Science/ESA Podcast [9 minutes] [2010] part 1 [9 minutes], part 2 [10 minutes] and part 3 [6 minutes]

History Channel Dark Future of the Sun [45 minutes] [2010]

Journey into the Sun KQED QUEST [12 minutes] [2010]

Spectacular Solar Video and Sounds of the Sun [4 minutes] [2010]

History Channel Total Eclipse [45 minutes] [2010]

First light from the Big Bear new solar telescope [1 minute] [2010]

Understanding the Sun - The Heliophysics Program [5 minutes] [2010] and another [8 minutes] 2010

First images: The Solar Dynamics Observatory [5 minutes] [2010]

National Geographic: The Surface of the Sun [4 minutes] [2010]

SDO Will take mare data than ever before [3 minutes] [2010]

History channel 1859 the Carrington event [6 minutes] 2010

Picard Solar Observatory Mission Video [4 minutes] [2010]

NASA Top Solar Discoveries part 1 [2 minutes], part 2 [2 minutes]. part 3 [2 minutes], part 4 [1 minute] and part 5 [2 minutes] [2009]

Sunrise Telescope - Balloon Launch June 2009 [5 minutes]

A day at the office [10 minutes] [2009]

NASA SOHO and TRACE Solar Discoveries [5 minutes] [2009]

How the Sun works [7 minutes] [2009]

The Silence of the Sun [9 minutes] [2009]

The History Channel: The Universe: Secrets of the Sun [2010] part 1 [9 minutes], part 2 [9 minutes], part 3 [9 minutes], part 4 [9 minutes] and part 5 [9 minutes]

The Sun's Interior [48 minutes] [2010]

The Sun's Atmosphere [48 minutes] [2010

National Geographic Channel: Solar flares documentary part 1 [10 minutes], part 2 [10 minutes], part 3 [10 minutes], part 4 [10 minutes ] and part 5 [7 minutes] [2009]

Science Nation Sunspots revealed [5 minutes] [2009]

History Channel Solar Storm a serious threat 2012 [9 minutes] [2009]

Solar Storms, A Talk with Astronomers part 1 [9 minutes], The Hinode satellite part 2 [10 minutes], the 1989 Blackouts part 3 [9 minutes] and Why We Care part 4 [9 minutes] [2008]

NOVA: Magnetic Storm - Earths Magnetic Shield [56 minutes] [2007]

The Sun in action [4 minutes] [2007]

Here is the BBC program [2007] "The Sun" here is part 1/3 [10 minutes], part 2/3 [10 minutes] and part 3/3 [8 minutes]

Space Weather - Solar Storms in HiDef [7 minutes] [2007]

Sound of Sun [2 minutes] [2007]

Hinodo satellite captures total solar eclipse [4 minutes] [2007]

History Channel Life & Death of a Star [45 minutes] [2007]

Inside our Sun: a deeper look [6 minutes] [2007]

The Sun: Our shining star - rotating and erupting [1 minute] [2007]

BRILLIANT NOISE - exceptional and award winning solar video includes the sound of the Sun [5 minutes] [2006]

NASA STEREO reveals the entire sun [3 minutes] [2006]

Asteroids slam into the Sun [6 minutes] [2006]

BBC Sky at Night Total Solar Eclipse part 1 [11 minutes] and part 2 [11 minutes] [2006]

Sun Storms [5 minutes] [2006]

Ever seen a Tsunami on the Sun [2 minutes] [2006]

Total Solar Eclipse Natal [8 minutes] [2006]

Transit of Venus June 8, 2004 [2 minutes]

2004 Venus Transit-Ring of Light [10 seconds], Transit [6 seconds] Egress of Venus [24 seconds] from Swedish Solar Telescope

Here is The Great Halloween Storm of 2003 [30 seconds]

May 2003 Transit of Mercury [10 seconds]

Halloween Solar Storms 2003 Coronagraph movie [1 minute]

Halloween Solar Storm 2003 [1 minute]

Wirraminna Eclipse South Australia 2002 [7 minutes] [2002]

X1.5 flare video from TRACE [1 minute] 2002

Here is an excellent Discovery Science TV program called Our Secret Sun [47 minutes long] Broadcasted in 2001

Solar Blast part 1 [10 minutes], part 2 [10 minutes], part 3 [10 minutes], part 4 [10 minutes], part 5 [10 minutes] and part 6 [5 minutes] [2000]

UK Solar Eclipse BBC August 1999 [7 minutes] 1999

Here is Part 5 - Star of the BBC series the Planets [49 minutes] [1999]

The Black Sun BBC Horizon [50 minutes] [1991]

Total Solar Eclipse Cabo Mexico [9 minutes] [1991]

Ulysses solar astronomy probe NASA/JPL [12 minutes] [1989]

Darkness at Noon [14 minutes] The 1980 Kenya Eclipse [1981]

Carl Sagans TV series Cosmos Episode 9 The lives of stars [59 minutes] [1980?]

1979 Solar Eclipse ABC News Coverage [10 minutes] 1979

BBC Horizon Sunspot mystery part 1 [11 minutes], part 2 [13 minutes], part 3 [9 minutes] and part 4 [13 minutes] [1977]

Skylab History 4 Rooms Earth View part 1 [15 minutes], part 2 [15 minutes] [1974]

Solar Eclipse 1973 June 30 Mauritania part 1 [14 minutes] and part 2 [] [1973]

The Seahorse Solar Flare [6 seconds] [1972]

The Knowledge Bank [25 minutes] [1971]

Solar Eclipse 1970 March 7 part 1 [10 minutes], part 2 [10 minutes], part 3 [10 minutes], part 4 [10 minutes], part 5 [10 minutes] and part 6 [9 minutes] CBS 1970

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory 1969? [4 minutes]

Solar Eclipse New York 1967 May 9 part 1 [40 seconds] and part 2 [3 minutes] [1967]

Solar Eclipse 1963 July 20 New York [2 minutes] [1963]

NASA Exploring the Sun Stars and Galaxies part 1 [16 minutes] and part 2 [12 minutes] [1960's ?]

Solar Eclipse 1959 October 2 New York [36 seconds] [1959]

Video footage of a Solar Eclipse from the 1950's [6 minutes]

Our Mr Sun [56 minutes] [1956]

Our Sun In Action [13 minutes] [1956]

Ascending Solar Prominences [13 minutes] [1955]

Solar activity by Walter Orr Roberts [1 minute] [1950's?]

Magnetic Fields and the Solar Corona [5 minutes] [1940's?]

Action on the Sun [13 minutes] [1940's?]

HERE ARE SOME ONLINE SCIENCE RELEASES ABOUT THE SUN/SOLAR EVENTS

Here is a nice short video showing how sunspots work prepared by the Swedish Solar Telescope science team. This is the direct video link

Link to full article

Here is a very good NASA video on solar flares. Here is the write up on the secret lives of solar flares.

Over the weekend of the 24 February 2011 the Sun let go with a relatively decent-sized flare and prominence: a towering ejection of matter from its surface. This is a very high resolution video prepared by the Solar Dynamic Observatory [NASA's Hubble on to the Sun]

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT FLARE: On June 7th at 0641 UT, magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted. The resulting blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and an unbelievable movie: This event was also captured by the ground based NSO/GONG Network here is the El Teide sequence of this same event. The team at STEREO also got this event from the front and behind!

Here is a NASA write up on this event. the Small Sun Proba 2 also captured this event