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07 August 2012, 09:57 AM ET
Looking through ultraviolet filters - a beautiful filament erupting from the Sun's surface can be magnificent, even mystical. On August 4th, 2012, NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured sunspots AR1538 and AR1540 sharing super-heated plasma.
07 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
An amateur astronomer snapped a photo of three solar prominences on the sun.
30 July 2012, 03:32 PM ET
A cloud of plasma and charged particles is expected to deliver a glancing blow to the planet.
29 July 2012, 09:41 PM ET
An M6-Class flare erupted fron Sunspot AR1532 on July 28th, 2012. Earth lies in the the path of the super-heated coronal mass ejection (CME). Geomagnetic storms are possible when the storm arrives.
26 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The Hi-C telescope took the photos on a 10-minute suborbital flight.
24 July 2012, 11:53 AM ET
The ethereal green glow of Aurora Australis high over Concordia station in this stunning space wallpaper.
23 July 2012, 03:25 PM ET
A coronal mass ejection from very active sunspot AR1520 was clocked at around 6.5 million miles per hour. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured the fireworks emanating from the far-side of the Sun. Includes - CME forecast track.
22 July 2012, 07:10 AM ET
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20 July 2012, 01:55 PM ET
The flare erupted from a sunspot known as AR 1520.
20 July 2012, 08:46 AM ET
The sun emitted an M7.7 class solar flare on July 19, 2012. This video, taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), shows the flare in 304 and 335 wavelengths.
20 July 2012, 08:26 AM ET
This time-lapse video created by Brad Goldpaint ( is a visual representation of how the night sky and landscapes co-exist within a world of contradictions.
19 July 2012, 11:01 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, Aurora Australis glows high over Concordia research base on July 18, 2011.
18 July 2012, 06:16 AM ET
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba in space was awestruck by dazzling weekend southern lights on July 14 and 15.
17 July 2012, 09:11 AM ET
Photographer Guy Strong ( ) created this amazing time-lapse of the the aurora borealis over Good Harbor Bay, Michigan in the early morning hours of July 16th, 2012.
16 July 2012, 06:02 PM ET
The northern lights, Jupiter, Venus and the moon put on a dazzling display this past weekend.
16 July 2012, 10:49 AM ET
See spectacular northern lights pictures from July 14-15, 2012, triggered by a huge solar storm.
15 July 2012, 12:17 AM ET
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14 July 2012, 05:00 AM ET
The space weather fallout from a powerful solar flare is pummeling planet Earth.
13 July 2012, 04:23 PM ET
The warning system measures the intensity of charged particles from solar eruptions.
13 July 2012, 12:11 PM ET
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.
13 July 2012, 11:05 AM ET
Thursday's powerful solar eruption could bring spectacular auroras to the continental United States.
12 July 2012, 04:45 PM ET
See spectacular northern lights pictures from July 2012 sent in to
12 July 2012, 02:43 PM ET
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.
12 July 2012, 02:21 PM ET
The huge solar flare marked the second X-class sun storm in a week.
10 July 2012, 11:05 AM ET
Sprites are ultra-fast bursts of electricity extending to the edge of space.
09 July 2012, 04:00 PM ET
The odd clapping noise is generated just 230 feet or so Earth's surface, researchers say.
09 July 2012, 02:35 PM ET
Energetic particles that cause the Aurora Borealis "northern lights" may also be responsible for an odd clapping sound heard by some observers.
06 July 2012, 10:23 PM ET
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.
06 July 2012, 08:41 PM ET
The giant sunspot AR1515 unleashed a powerful X1.1 solar flare, the strongest for the summer season.
05 July 2012, 04:42 PM ET
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.
05 July 2012, 04:36 PM ET
See images solar flares erupting from sunspot AR1515 in July 2012.
05 July 2012, 04:31 PM ET
The flare came from an active sunspot region that has now spewed 12 solar flares since July 3.
04 July 2012, 10:50 AM ET
Seeing spots on the sun has a long history. Check out some great sunspot photos.
04 July 2012, 09:07 AM ET
The sun is firing off some fireworks of its own on the Fourth of July.
02 July 2012, 05:31 PM ET
The sun let loose with a M5.6-class solar flare on July 2.
02 July 2012, 11:32 AM ET
Sunspot AR1515 unleashed an M5.6 flare on July 2nd, 2012. The resulting coronal mass ejection (CME) may cause geomagnetic storms on Earth in coming days.