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 video by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory reveals a colossal plasma wave on the sun.
A C3.0-class solar flare erupted from the Sun on April 29th, 2013. Most of the ejected plasma did not have the velocity to break free of the Sun. The event was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The video offers an unprecedented glimpse of the sun's activity as it waxes and wanes.
NASA's Messenger and Stereo-A space probes were not affected by three back-to-back solar storms, scientists say.
The three solar eruptions may deal a glancing blow to NASA's Messenger spacecraft at Mercury.
Check out views of the sun from the online Slooh Space Camera in a webcast Thursday.
See photos of amazing auroras taken by SPACE.com readers in 2013.
The powerful solar flare erupted from the sun at 3:16 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 11.
Astrophotographer JP Brahic captured this beautiful image of sunspot AR 1711 from France on April 5.
An M6-class flare erupted from sunspot AR1719 on Aprill 11th, 2013. The coronal mass ejection will will probably reach Earth's magnetic field on April 12th or 13th. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the fireworks.
The European Space Agency opened a new space weather center last week in Brussels to keep tabs on solar storms.
Sunspot 1748 had just begun its rotation to the Earthside of the Sun on April 5th and already has erupted twice. The first was a C2-class flare and a stronger M2-class flare occurred about 10 hours later.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the amazing sun eruption.
The 80-second video featuring Comet Pan-STARRS was shot March 20 in northern Sweden.
Astrophotographer Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the comet on the horizon and northern lights at Abisko National Park on March 23rd, 2013. You can join Chad on one of his photo expeditions. Check Here: facebook.com/lightsoverlapland
The sun should roar back to life in 2013, producing its second activity peak in the last two years.
Comet Pan-STARRS and a coronal mass ejection were caught on camera by a NASA sun-watching observatory in space.