13 May 2013, 02:07 PM ET
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.
13 May 2013, 01:10 PM ET
The sun's unceasing activity affects our planet beyond providing obvious light and heat.
13 May 2013, 12:48 PM ET
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.
13 May 2013, 12:29 PM ET
The sun is firing off its strongest solar flares of the year as it edges closer to peak sun storm season.
13 May 2013, 10:07 AM ET
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.
13 May 2013, 06:29 AM ET
The sun unleashed a Mother's Day solar flare on May 12, sparking an X1.7-class sun eruption.
12 May 2013, 03:25 PM ET
See photos from NASA's space weather headquarters at the Goddard Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
10 May 2013, 02:30 PM ET
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.
10 May 2013, 11:05 AM ET
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.
04 May 2013, 10:07 AM ET
The sun fired off a dazzling solar eruption on Friday, May 3, after days of increased activity.
01 May 2013, 05:26 PM ET
The video by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory reveals a colossal plasma wave on the sun.
30 April 2013, 11:27 AM ET
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.
26 April 2013, 12:12 PM ET
The video offers an unprecedented glimpse of the sun's activity as it waxes and wanes.
26 April 2013, 07:40 AM ET
NASA's Messenger and Stereo-A space probes were not affected by three back-to-back solar storms, scientists say.
24 April 2013, 05:59 PM ET
The three solar eruptions may deal a glancing blow to NASA's Messenger spacecraft at Mercury.
17 April 2013, 06:10 PM ET
Check out views of the sun from the online Slooh Space Camera in a webcast Thursday.
11 April 2013, 11:42 AM ET
The powerful solar flare erupted from the sun at 3:16 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 11.
11 April 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Astrophotographer JP Brahic captured this beautiful image of sunspot AR 1711 from France on April 5.
11 April 2013, 09:12 AM ET
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.
10 April 2013, 10:19 AM ET
The European Space Agency opened a new space weather center last week in Brussels to keep tabs on solar storms.
05 April 2013, 04:02 PM ET
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.
03 April 2013, 12:03 PM ET
Advanced cameras helped scientists spot the phenomenon.
28 March 2013, 11:24 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the amazing sun eruption.
26 March 2013, 08:30 AM ET
The 80-second video featuring Comet Pan-STARRS was shot March 20 in northern Sweden.
25 March 2013, 09:43 AM ET
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
22 March 2013, 06:38 PM ET
The sun should roar back to life in 2013, producing its second activity peak in the last two years.
22 March 2013, 04:47 PM ET
Comet Pan-STARRS and a coronal mass ejection were caught on camera by a NASA sun-watching observatory in space.
22 March 2013, 02:54 PM ET
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.
21 March 2013, 11:10 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the comet on the horizon and northern lights at Abisko National Park on March 20th, 2013.
18 March 2013, 09:23 AM ET
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.
17 March 2013, 08:40 AM ET
The massive solar eruption on March 15 sent charged particles toward the Earth at 3.2 million mph, NASA says.
14 March 2013, 11:37 AM ET
The solar blast likely won't cause any problems here on Earth.
11 March 2013, 11:56 AM ET
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.
08 March 2013, 04:26 PM ET
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.
06 March 2013, 08:30 PM ET
The solar outburst is complicating efforts to bring Curiosity back from a computer glitch.
05 March 2013, 02:43 PM ET
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.