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).
On July 19th, 2012, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a medium sized flare accompanied by a enormous magnetic loop of superheated plasma emanating from the surface
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the dance of the northern lights over Abisko National Park on February 11th, 2013. It has been a very active aurora season around the world due to the peak of the solar cycle.
Approaching Solar Maximum stimulates spectacular skies as photographer Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captures this aurora activity over Abisko National Park on Feb. 8, 2013. The strong greenish tint indicates oxygen in the lower atmosphere.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory has completed the third year of its mission to provide scientists not only with stunningly detailed images of our sun, but a wealth of data that will help further our understanding of the sun-Earth system.
A solar eruption aimed at Earth on Feb. 9, could spark auroras later this week.
Like a monstrous snake biting its own tail, a giant storm on Saturn only fizzled out after running into its own wake.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught video of the monster filament erupting from the sun on Jan. 31.
The Sunjammer will help test out technology that could be useful for space weather forecasting and interstellar travel.
The sun governs how an outer layer of Venus's atmosphere behaves.
Using specialized telescopes, scientists get a more colorful picture of the sun.
The sun's corona, its outer atmosphere, is actually hotter than the sun itself. See amazing photos of the sun's corona by NASA's rocket-launched Hi-C telescope.
The discovery may help explain why the sun's corona is hotter than the sun itself, scientists say.
For the first time, researchers have evidence of auroras outside of our solar system.
Photographer Chad Blakley (www.lightsoverlapland.com) snapped the aurora borealis over Abisko National Park on January 19th, 2013.
A proposal in Iceland takes place under a canopy of aurora.
Even small tweaks to the sun's weather cycle can have a ripple effect on Earth's climate.
Aurora photographer Chad Blakley (www.lightsoverlapland.com) shot this time lapse of an aurora shimmering through the clouds over Abisko National Park in Sweden on the night of January 13th.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) blasted toward Earth Sunday.