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).
The space weather fallout from a powerful solar flare is pummeling planet Earth.
The warning system measures the intensity of charged particles from solar eruptions.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has provided multiple up close views in different wavelengths of the X1.4-class flare of July 12th, 2012. A geomagnetic storm and aurora sightings over a larger area on Earth are possible on July 14th.
Thursday's powerful solar eruption could bring spectacular auroras to the continental United States.
See spectacular northern lights pictures from July 2012 sent in to SPACE.com.
A huge Earth-facing sunspot - Active Region 1520 - unleased an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12, 2012. A coronal mass ejection could be speeding towards Earth to cause geomagnetic havoc.
The huge solar flare marked the second X-class sun storm in a week.
Sprites are ultra-fast bursts of electricity extending to the edge of space.
The odd clapping noise is generated just 230 feet or so Earth's surface, researchers say.
Energetic particles that cause the Aurora Borealis "northern lights" may also be responsible for an odd clapping sound heard by some observers.
Threatening for days to unleash the most powerful class of solar flare, sunspot AR1515 erupted with an X-1.1 flare on July 6th, 2012. Captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The giant sunspot AR1515 unleashed a powerful X1.1 solar flare, the strongest for the summer season.
The sun unleashed a powerful M5.6-class solar flare from sunspot AR1515 on July 4, 2012, just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations marking the U.S. Independence Day holiday.
See images solar flares erupting from sunspot AR1515 in July 2012.
The flare came from an active sunspot region that has now spewed 12 solar flares since July 3.
Seeing spots on the sun has a long history. Check out some great sunspot photos.
The sun is firing off some fireworks of its own on the Fourth of July.
The sun let loose with a M5.6-class solar flare on July 2.