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).
The medium-class flare erupted around 4 a.m. EST Friday (Jan. 11).
What would happen if Jupiter's Big Red Spot appeared on Earth?
The New Year's Eve solar eruption stretched across 160,000 miles, but was only a minor sun storm.
The sun's 11-year solar weather cycle is expected to hit its peak in 2013, but may fizzle compared to past events.
See how solar flares, sun storms and huge eruptions from the sun work in this SPACE.com infographic.
The sun spouted off fireworks on New Year's Eve with a striking solar eruption.
The Sun helps ring in 2013 with two massive blasts off its eastern limb (as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on December 31st, 2012).
Veteran northern lights photographer Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) says that the 2012-2013 season "has the potential to be the best in many years". Blakley recently captured another powerful ionized oxygen aurora over Abisko National Park.
The online Slooh Space Camera will help viewers keep tabs on the heavens all week.
Humanity has just one week left to get its affairs in order, if you believe the doomsayers.
The aurora borealis was in full swing during the second week of December 2012. Chad Blakley (www.lightsoverlapland.com) was on-hand at Abisko National Park and compiled these incredible time-lapses.
The camera revealed a never-seen-before phenomenon.
The Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope will be able to identify the trajectory of solar storms, increasing the warning time by 4 times what it is currently. This time-lapse shows the array amongst the scenery of Western Australia's outback.
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, yet still has shadowy secrets.
A sun eruption could have sent cosmic ray particles that created a rush of radioactive carbon-14.
Although decaying, the Sun's active region (AR1618) erupted with an M1.6 flare on November 27th. Captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. There is no threat of geomagnetic storms on Earth.
The birth and evolution of an active region on the Sun (AR1618) was captured over 8 days by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Magnetic fields from the interior of the Sun rise to the surface to form these sunspots.
The huge solar eruption does not appear to be aimed at Earth, NASA says.