Sunpy 5.1 released

The sunpy developers present to you the latest release of sunpy, version 5.1. In this major release new features include:

  • :magnet: New coordinate frames related to the Earth’s magnetic field (Geomagnetic, Solar Magnetic, and Geocentric Solar Magnetic).
  • :hot_pepper: A new sub-module (sunpy.coordinates.spice) to do coordinate computations with SPICE kernels.
  • :drum: Support for GONG synoptic map data.
  • :shushing_face: Improved support for WISPR data.
  • :sun_with_face: A new function to calculate the solar eclipse fraction at a given location and time.

There are also plenty of bug fixes, documentation improvements, and several removals of deprecated functionality.

The full what’s new can be found at What’s New in sunpy 5.1? — sunpy 5.1.0 documentation, and the full changelog at Full Changelog — sunpy 5.1.0 documentation.

To update you can run either:

  • “pip install --upgrade sunpy” (for pip users)
  • “conda update sunpy” (for conda users)

:clap: Finally, we would like to give a shout out to new contributors to sunpy for this major release: Trestan Simon, Hannah Collier, Brett Graham, Kurt McKee, Paul Wright, Sam Van Kooten, and Sam Badman.

SunPy is a community powered project, and would not exist without continual input from contributors around the world!