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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Milky Way, Auroras & Thunderstorms Star in Amazing Time-Lapse Video
Aurora Behind Building Thunderstorm by Randy Halverson
April 16th, 2014
Auroras dance, the Milky Way dazzles and lightning sparks in the night sky over some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah have to offer as seen in this magnificent new time-lapse film.
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Major Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun (Video)
X1 Solar Flare of March 29, 2014
March 31st, 2014
The sun unleashed a major solar flare Saturday (March 29) that sparked a radio blackout on Earth. See video of the huge X1-class solar flare here.
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NASA Radiation Probes Aiding Space Weather Forecasts
Twin Van Allen Probes
March 31st, 2014
Scientists are using data gathered by NASA's twin Van Allen Probes, which launched to Earth orbit in August 2012, in concert with advanced computer models, to simulate the dynamic radiation environment of near-Earth space, two new studies report.
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Sun Unleashes Intense Solar Flare as NASA Watches (Video)
Solar Flare of March 12, 2014 in Colors
March 14th, 2014
A stunning solar flare erupted from the sun Wednesday (March 12) and just narrowly missed becoming one of the strongest types of sun storms possible, NASA scientists say.
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Aurora at Moonlight
aurora borealis, northern lights
April 9th, 2014
The northern lights, captured over the snow of Maine.
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