DO NOT POST YET - Space Weather Topic Page Archive
05 March 2013, 08:52 AM ET
Maximum solar activity (increased amounts of sun flares, sunspots, prominences and coronal mass ejections) is cyclic. 2013 should be the 11-year peak but the Sun is not presenting that way. Researchers think twin peaks may carry into 2014.
28 February 2013, 02:01 PM ET
NASA's twin Van Allen Probes discovered a short-lived radiation belt that flared up in 2012.
26 February 2013, 06:22 AM ET
Cassini's observations give scientists a look at processes that occur during star explosions.
21 February 2013, 12:30 PM ET
The Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured the video during a July 2012 eruption.
21 February 2013, 12:11 PM ET
Astrophotographer Chad Blakley captured three amazing videos of northern lights over Sweden's Abisko National Park.
20 February 2013, 07:09 PM ET
The giant sunspot is as large as six Earths, NASA says.
20 February 2013, 11:22 AM ET
On July 19th, 2012, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a medium sized flare accompanied by a enormous magnetic loop of superheated plasma emanating from the surface
12 February 2013, 10:40 AM ET
Chad Blakley ( captured the dance of the northern lights over Abisko National Park on February 11th, 2013. It has been a very active aurora season around the world due to the peak of the solar cycle.
12 February 2013, 10:38 AM ET
Approaching Solar Maximum stimulates spectacular skies as photographer Chad Blakley ( captures this aurora activity over Abisko National Park on Feb. 8, 2013. The strong greenish tint indicates oxygen in the lower atmosphere.
11 February 2013, 01:59 PM ET
The Solar Dynamics Observatory has completed the third year of its mission to provide scientists not only with stunningly detailed images of our sun, but a wealth of data that will help further our understanding of the sun-Earth system.
10 February 2013, 01:46 AM ET
A solar eruption aimed at Earth on Feb. 9, could spark auroras later this week.
05 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Like a monstrous snake biting its own tail, a giant storm on Saturn only fizzled out after running into its own wake.
31 January 2013, 03:58 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught video of the monster filament erupting from the sun on Jan. 31.
31 January 2013, 06:30 AM ET
The Sunjammer will help test out technology that could be useful for space weather forecasting and interstellar travel.
30 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The sun governs how an outer layer of Venus's atmosphere behaves.
23 January 2013, 01:19 PM ET
Using specialized telescopes, scientists get a more colorful picture of the sun.
23 January 2013, 01:05 PM ET
The sun's corona, its outer atmosphere, is actually hotter than the sun itself. See amazing photos of the sun's corona by NASA's rocket-launched Hi-C telescope.
23 January 2013, 01:01 PM ET
The discovery may help explain why the sun's corona is hotter than the sun itself, scientists say.
21 January 2013, 05:57 PM ET
For the first time, researchers have evidence of auroras outside of our solar system.
21 January 2013, 10:02 AM ET
Photographer Chad Blakley ( snapped the aurora borealis over Abisko National Park on January 19th, 2013.
18 January 2013, 06:10 AM ET
A proposal in Iceland takes place under a canopy of aurora.
16 January 2013, 06:56 AM ET
Even small tweaks to the sun's weather cycle can have a ripple effect on Earth's climate.
15 January 2013, 12:43 PM ET
Aurora photographer Chad Blakley ( shot this time lapse of an aurora shimmering through the clouds over Abisko National Park in Sweden on the night of January 13th.
14 January 2013, 01:45 PM ET
A coronal mass ejection (CME) blasted toward Earth Sunday.
11 January 2013, 04:40 PM ET
The medium-class flare erupted around 4 a.m. EST Friday (Jan. 11).
10 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
What would happen if Jupiter's Big Red Spot appeared on Earth?
04 January 2013, 02:02 PM ET
The New Year's Eve solar eruption stretched across 160,000 miles, but was only a minor sun storm.
04 January 2013, 06:58 AM ET
The sun's 11-year solar weather cycle is expected to hit its peak in 2013, but may fizzle compared to past events.
04 January 2013, 01:29 AM ET
See how solar flares, sun storms and huge eruptions from the sun work in this infographic.
02 January 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The sun spouted off fireworks on New Year's Eve with a striking solar eruption.
31 December 2012, 02:57 PM ET
The Sun helps ring in 2013 with two massive blasts off its eastern limb (as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on December 31st, 2012).
19 December 2012, 09:10 AM ET
Veteran northern lights photographer Chad Blakley ( says that the 2012-2013 season "has the potential to be the best in many years". Blakley recently captured another powerful ionized oxygen aurora over Abisko National Park.
17 December 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The online Slooh Space Camera will help viewers keep tabs on the heavens all week.
14 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Humanity has just one week left to get its affairs in order, if you believe the doomsayers.
13 December 2012, 03:08 PM ET
The aurora borealis was in full swing during the second week of December 2012. Chad Blakley ( was on-hand at Abisko National Park and compiled these incredible time-lapses.
30 November 2012, 03:52 PM ET
The camera revealed a never-seen-before phenomenon.