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 flares are coming from a sunspot seven times the size of Earth.
The space station's six astronauts should be safe from the copious radiation being released by the sun this week.
Space weather scientists are continuing to monitor the ongoing solar storm.
Sunspot group, AR11429, is at it again. When it first began its journey across the Earthward side of the Sun it released an M-class flare, an X-class flare and several more M flares, along with several CMEs.
Spacecraft operators are trying to regain the Venus Express probe's startracker cameras.
NASA's Steele Hill takes a unique look at our sun using an artistic eye and real-life space photos.
The effects of the solar storm are expected to last at least 24 hours, experts say.
Well-placed skywatchers could be treated to spectacular light shows this week.
The solar storm is one of the strongest in five years and could supercharge northern lights displays.
The most intense solar flare seen this year is likely to herald a strong geomagnetic storm around Earth on March 8th and 9th 2012, as sunspot cluster AR1429 continues to blast coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
In early March 2012, the sun fired off several huge solar flares.
The sun unleashed two major X-class solar flares in about one hour on March 6, 2012.
The sun appears to be waking up after an extended lull in activity.
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
A potent X1 class flare, blasting a dazzling coronal mass ejection, left the Sun early on March 5th 2012 caused by sunspot cluster 4X the size of Earth. An earlier M2 class flare also produced a CME that may cause a geomagnetic storm.
Several NASA spacecraft are in the path of a coming radiation storm, scientists say.
As the solar wind flows around Venus, it creates similar space weather effects as it does near Earth.
An X1-class flare spewed from the sun and triggered a coronal mass ejection.