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 snapped imagery of the eruption on March 16, 2013. The entire event took a little under 4 hours. An extreme ultraviolet light sensing camera was used.
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the comet on the horizon and northern lights at Abisko National Park on March 20th, 2013.
Here are five facts about NASA's twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft.
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured imagery of the powerful geomagnetic storm over Abisko National Park on March 17th, 2013. The Moon, light cloud cover and dancing auroras made for quite a show.
The massive solar eruption on March 15 sent charged particles toward the Earth at 3.2 million mph, NASA says.
The solar blast likely won't cause any problems here on Earth.
The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory's Helio-Seismic and Magnetic Imager snapped imagery of the Sun during a time that was predicted to be part of Solar Maximum (the peak of the 11 year cycle of solar activity). Activity is lower than expected.
Explosions on the Sun that blast ionized plasma across space can have a big impact on the day to day lives of humans. The United Nations are taking the matter very seriously.
The solar outburst is complicating efforts to bring Curiosity back from a computer glitch.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has entered eclipse season, where the Earth is blocking the Sun from the spacecraft's vantage point. Shortly after the Sun was in full view again, an M1.2 flare popped from Earth-facing sunspot AR1686.
The online Slooh Space Camera will offer a live webcast of the sun at 2:30 p.m. ET (1930 GMT) today.
Our star's current lull may just be the calm between two storms.
Maximum solar activity (increased amounts of sun flares, sunspots, prominences and coronal mass ejections) is cyclic. 2013 should be the 11-year peak but the Sun is not presenting that way. Researchers think twin peaks may carry into 2014.
NASA's twin Van Allen Probes discovered a short-lived radiation belt that flared up in 2012.
Cassini's observations give scientists a look at processes that occur during star explosions.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured the video during a July 2012 eruption.
Astrophotographer Chad Blakley captured three amazing videos of northern lights over Sweden's Abisko National Park.
The giant sunspot is as large as six Earths, NASA says.