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Direct Helioviewer.org to YouTube Video Uploading Now Available

We are pleased to announce that it is once again possible to upload movies directly from helioviewer.org to your YouTube account. This feature should work just as it did earlier on this year. If you choose to share your movie with other users of helioviewer.org, a clickable image link to your movie will appear on the right hand side of the helioviewer.org application.

We apologize for the delay in returning this functionality to helioviewer.org. If you have any problems using this function of helioviewer.org, please let us know.

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Beta release helioviewer.org 3.0 now available for testing

We are pleased to announce the availability of a beta release of helioviewer.org version 3.0. The beta release can be found at http://beta3.helioviewer.org. We are looking for bug reports, suggestions and comments on version 3.

This new version paves the way for many new features we are planning for the next year. The first new feature connects the images you see in Helioviewer to the science data. If you click the

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icon you will get a dialog that looks something like this:

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This panel connects the images you see to our partner data services, the Virtual Solar Observatory and the SDO cutout service. You can also download an automatically generated SunPy/Python or Solarsoft/IDL script; running the script will allow you to download the requested data.

A couple of things to note about this beta release:

(1) Recent images will NOT be available through http://beta3.helioviewer.org.

(2) YouTube movie uploading and Bitly link shortening are not available.

(3) Bug reports and suggestions for improvements are welcome!

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Please email contact@helioviewer.org or post a comment on the blog – we really would appreciate your feedback.

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Recent images available again at Helioviewer.org.

We are pleased to announce that recent images are once again available at helioviewer.org. Data gaps from throughout the year are being filled in.

Two features are as yet unavailable – direct Helioviewer to YouTube uploading, and Bitly URL shortening functionality. All other functions should work as before. Users can make and download movies and post them to YouTube. We are working to get these features back as soon as possible.

Our thanks also go to our colleagues at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale for their support and services whilst helioviewer.org was undergoing maintenance.

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Temporary replacement Helioviewer services now available

Colleagues at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale in France have graciously stepped in to provide Helioviewer services while Helioviewer Project servers are undergoing maintenance.

To use the web client, please go to http://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/. Note that the “Upload Video to YouTube” function is not available from this site.

Users of JHelioviewer can access Helioviewer Project services at Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale by going to a href=”http://www.jhelioviewer.org>www.jhelioviewer.org and installing the latest version.

We thank the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale for volunteering their services while Helioviewer Project servers are undergoing maintenance.

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Continuing Temporary Image Availability Issue

We continue to experience issues in serving new images. The problem is still being diagnosed. We apologize for the interruption to the normal operation of Helioviewer Project services.

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Temporary image availability issue

We are experiencing issues in serving new images. The problem is being diagnosed. We apologize for the interruption to the normal operation of Helioviewer Project services.

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Impact of YouTube’s new authentication protocol

In the past week, YouTube changed their authentication protocol. The authentication protocol is used by helioviewer.org to allow users to upload movies directly from helioviewer.org to a user’s YouTube account. We are currently working on changing helioviewer.org to take account of the change in Youtube’s authorization protocol. Currently, it is not possible to upload movies directly from helioviewer.org to YouTube.

However, it is still possible to upload movies made by helioviewer.org. If you download the movie to your computer, log in to your YouTube account, and use that to upload and publish your helioviewer.org movie.

We apologize for the interruption in helioviewer.org’s ability to upload movies directly to YouTube. We are working on updating helioviewer.org to accommodate the new YouTube protocol.

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Performance issues with Helioviewer Project Clients

We are currently experiencing some performance issues with Helioviewer Project clients, helioviewer.org and JHelioviewer. We are working to diagnose the problem and to get our services back to nominal operations as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Total Solar Eclipse of March 20th, 2015

A total solar eclipse will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere tomorrow. The Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway) are on the eclipse path. The following websites show the path of the eclipse:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2015Mar20Tgoogle.html
http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/0112015/
http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2015_GoogleMapFull.html

These sites may experience heavy traffic today and tomorrow.

Please take all necessary precautions when viewing the eclipse, if you in the path of the total or partial eclipse.

The eclipse will also be seen by the PROBA2/SWAP instrument.

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Helioviewer Project Services now resumed

We are pleased to report that all Helioviewer Project services should now be operational. Helioviewer.org and JHelioviewer services should now be operating normally. Over the next couple of days we will fill in any gaps in data coverage. Note that users of JHelioviewer who edited their users.properties to user services provided by the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale can either continue using their service, or remove their edits.

We apologize for the interruption to Helioviewer Project services.

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Temporary replacement Helioviewer services now available.

Colleagues at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale in France have graciously stepped in to provide Helioviewer services while Helioviewer Project servers are undergoing maintenance.

To use the web client, please go to http://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/. Note that the “Upload Video to YouTube” function is not available from this site.

To use JHelioviewer, please add the following lines to your JHelioviewer/Settings/user.properties file

API.jp2series.path=http\://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/api/index.php
API.dataSources.path=http\://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/api/?action\=getDataSources&verbose\=true
default.remote.path=jpip\://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr\:8080
API.event.path=http\://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/api/
display.laf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel
default.httpRemote.path=http\://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/jp2/
API.jp2images.path=http\://helioviewer.ias.u-psud.fr/helioviewer/api/index.php
default.server=ias

We thank the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale for volunteering their services while Helioviewer Project servers are undergoing maintenance.

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Continued service interruption

We apologize for the continued interruption to Helioviewer Project service. This is due to necessary maintenance of our server systems that requires them to be offline. We will bring services back online as soon as possible. Once again, we apologize for the interruption to Helioviewer Project services.

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Scheduled Service Interruption, Monday 6th October 2014

Helioviewer Project services will be interrupted on Monday 6th October 2014. This is due to scheduled and necessary maintenance. Services will be shut down from approximately 5am EST Monday 6th October 2014. Services are scheduled to resume at approximately 12 noon EST Monday 6th October 2014, or as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the interruption to Helioviewer Project services.

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Helioviewer API tools for multiple platforms now available

The Helioviewer Project maintains a set of public APIs with the goal of improving access to solar and
heliospheric datasets to scientists, educators, developers, and the general public. Helioviewer.org and JHelioviewer are two client applications that make use of the Helioviewer API. You can build your own. The API is fully described at our API documentation page. Examples of usage are also provided.

For easy access to API responses within your code, check out the open-source libraries available at Unirest.io. Libraries are provided for integration with Python, PHP, Java, Ruby, Objective-C, Node.js, .NET, and Windows 8 code bases.

The API is also available via Mashape – check it out here.

The combination of our API documentation page and the Unirest.io libraries puts solar and heliospheric image data in your hands so you can develop your own applications. If you have any questions regarding usage of the API, please send us an email at contact@helioviewer.org.

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Follow the Helioviewer Project on Twitter

The Helioviewer Project is now on Twitter, @Helioviewer.

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Please follow us on Twitter for the latest solar and heliospheric news and movies, as well as new Helioviewer Project features.

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