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).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has its eyes set on the sunspot that delivered X-Class flares from May 13-15, 2013. Close-Up views reveals x-ray flares interacting with the magnetic loops emitted from the Sunspot.
The X1.2 solar flare was the fourth X-class flare in two days from the sunspot AR1748.
AR1748 should be lined up with our planet by the weekend.
The Sun erupted with 3 X-Class Flares (X1.7, X2.7, X3.2) during a one day period starting May 13th 2013. It was crackling with more flares before & after the most powerful ones. Can you determine how many flares recently named sunspot AR1748 tallied?
See photos of the major X-class solar flares of May 2013 as seen by sun-watching spacecraft.
The giant solar flare late Monday (May 13), the strongest yet of 2013, is the the third major sun storm in 24 hours.
A brief rundown on solar flares, their classification and their potential impacts on Earth.
The first x-class flare (X1.7) of year was soon followed by a second more powerful X2.8-class flare, separated by about 14 hours on May 13th, 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory had its eyes fixed on the show.
The sun's unceasing activity affects our planet beyond providing obvious light and heat.
See amazing photos of the sun during the peak of solar activity in 2013.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an X-1.7-class flare on May 13th, 2013 and STEREO-B recorded the ensuing coronal mass ejection. -- As an added bonus, a massive prominence erupted from near the southwestern limb of the Sun.
The sun is firing off its strongest solar flares of the year as it edges closer to peak sun storm season.
An X1.7-class solar flare erupted on the eastern limb of the Sun, as seen from Earth, on May 13th, 2013. It is not Earth directed but the resulting coronal mass ejects is on course to hit NASA's Epoxi and Spitzer spacecraft on May 15th.
The sun unleashed a Mother's Day solar flare on May 12, sparking an X1.7-class sun eruption.
See photos from NASA's space weather headquarters at the Goddard Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The eastern limb of the Sun, as seen from Earth, is very active. M3.9-Class and M1.9-Class flares erupted within a few hours of each other on May 10th, 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was on hand to catch the fireworks.
Photographer Shawn Malone (vimeo.com/65504232) captured auroras, stars, comet Pan-STARRS, lake views and city views from parks, forest and trails all over northern Michigan. She edited a highlight reel from a years worth of photography.
The sun fired off a dazzling solar eruption on Friday, May 3, after days of increased activity.