Welcome to GUVI!

The Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI) is one of four instruments that constitute the TIMED spacecraft, the first mission of the NASA Solar Connections program. The TIMED spacecraft is being built by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and GUVI is a joint collaboration between JHU/APL and the Aerospace Corporation. TIMED will be used to study the energetics and dynamics of the Mesosphere and lower Thermosphere between an altitude of approximately 60 to 180 kilometers.


A new release of reprocessed GUVI data with calibration version 13 is now available. Details can be found here.

An illustration of the moving auroral boundary and increasing brightness in the Lyman-Birge-Hopfield Short (or LBHS) nitrogen band during the recent St. Patrick's day storm (2015). As the storm develops, the auroral boundary moves to lower magnetic latitude and the LBHS intensity increases due to a rising energy flux of particles in the northern polar region. The magnetic latitude of the auroral boundary is plotted with the black triangles. Also shown for comparison is the concurrent value of Dst (red triangles and red scale on the right axis). Times shown are in UT.


  • Instrument Fabrication

  • TIMED Construction

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