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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Yes, Even the Equator Can Get Slammed by Solar Storms
2014 Solar Storm
August 17th, 2015
When the magnetosphere shields Earth from these solar particles, they get funneled toward the polar regions of our atmosphere.
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Solar Storms Are Amping Up the Northern Lights This Week
Aurora Borealis Photo by 'Aurora Dora'
August 28th, 2015
Space weather events that have been building over the last week continued to affect Earth early this morning (Aug. 28), increasing the possibility of enhanced aurora sightings near the North and South poles.
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Amazing Africa: Continent Spied from Space in Gorgeous NASA Pic
Deep Space Climate Observatory View of Africa
July 30th, 2015
A NASA satellite that stares nonstop at the sunlit side of Earth has captured this captivating, crystal-clear view of Africa as the continent appears from space.
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Sun Unleashes Medium-Strength Solar Flare (Photo)
SDO Photo of Solar Flare, Aug. 24, 2015
August 24th, 2015
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured an image of the flare, which erupted at 3:33 a.m. EDT (0733 GMT) this morning from a sunspot known as active region 2403.
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'Eiffel Tower' Prominence Towers Over The Sun
Eiffel Tower prominence on sun
August 18th, 2015
An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.
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Wild Sunspot Activity Looks Tamer in 400-Year Recount
Sunspots on 14 January 14, 2013
August 14th, 2015
Daily sunspot counts going back 400 years have been revisited by scientists who say the numbers aren't quite right, suggesting solar activity has not varied as wildly as previously thought.
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