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).
A massive sun storm made its way to Earth on October 24th, producing an intense and vibrant Northern Lights display that was seen as far south as Arkansas. Brian Emfinger shot this time-lapse video from the town of Ozark.
NASA's STEREO A satellite captured Comet Encke's tail being torn off by a coronal mass ejection in 2007. Magnetic field interactions are thought to be the culprit behind the comet losing its tail.
See amazing skywatcher photos of the dazzling Oct. 24 northern lights aurora displays.
The stunning Oct. 24 northern lights display reached as far south as Arkansas.
Three stunning videos showcase the beauty of our planet from the International Space Station.
The missions, called Solar Orbiter and Euclid, will launch in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Was it the solar flares on the sun, Frankenstein's monster moon mystery or something else?
Currently crossing the sun, Sunspot 1302 is one of the most active sunspot groups in years.
The planet closest to the Sun has a magnetosphere like the Earth, but at its poles, the Sun's powerful force takes it toll by super charging sodium and oxygen particles and blasting them into space. NASA's MESSENGER probe weathers the storm.
The forecast is based on a study of the past 9,300 years of cosmic ray and solar activity.
Skywatchers in Europe and Asia are best positioned to see the show.
Sunspot 1302 released a X1.9 category flare on September 24th, 2011. This has been a very active sunspot over the last few days, with multiple flares and coronal mass ejections recorded.
Sunspot 1302 has been busy producing multiple flares and coronal mass ejections, even being detected by shortwave radio on Earth. Multiple day and view look provided by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Audio recorded by Thomas Ashcraft in New Mexico.
Was it the 'space chicken' nebula, Saturn's rings, a dark red moon over Chile or something else that grabbed you.
Between 7pm ET on September 18 and 1pm ET on September 19, six large solar plasma explosions were recorded by the SOHO satellite. One of these coronal mass ejections may create some geomagnetic fireworks viewable on Earth on September 21.
Was it the comet that made a death plunge into the sun, an intriguing new crater on Mars or something else that grabbed you.
Eclipse season has begun for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.