Space Weather, Solar Flares & Sun Storms: Latest News

See our amazing collection of stories and features about the increasingly important topic of space weather (aka solar storms).
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Sun Unleashes 2 Major Solar Flares Back-to-Back (Video)
A massive X2.2 solar flare erupts off the left limb of the sun in this view captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 10, 2014, at 7:41 a.m. EDT.
June 10th, 2014
The sun unleashed two massive solar flares Tuesday (June 10), both of them reaching X-class levels, the biggest storms on the sun. See video of the solar flares here.
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Sun Erupts with 3rd Huge Solar Flare in 2 Days (Video)
Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths: 171 and 131 angstroms.
June 11th, 2014
The sun is hitting its stride. Earth's closest star shot off yet another powerful solar flare today (June 11) after producing a pair of major solar storms Tuesday (June 10).
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Powerful Solar Flare Sheds Light on Sun Eruption Theories
X1.4 Class Solar Flare of July 12, 2012
May 20th, 2014
Scientists have caught a glimpse of the processes that lead to the formation of solar flares and the associated space weather.
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Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts As Quiet Sun Finally Hits Its Peak (Video)
Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths: 171 and 131 angstroms.
June 19th, 2014
The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year active cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet.
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Giant Sun Plasma Tendril Sparks Solar Eruption (Video)
June 4, 2014, Solar Filament Close-Up
June 6th, 2014
A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft.
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