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Solar Max: Amazing Sun Storm Photos of 2013

Solar Fireworks: Sun Flare of July 3, 2013

NASA/SDO

The sun unleashed an M1.5-class solar flare (lower left) on July 3, 2013, a solar fireworks to the traditional Fourth of July holiday in the United States. [Read the Full Story]

X1.7-Solar Flare of May 12, 2013: Full Disk

NASA/SDO/AIA

The sun erupted with an X1.7-class solar flare on May 12, 2013. The flare appears as the bright point on the left of the sun in this full disk view NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It is a blend of two images of the sun recorded at different wavelengths of light. [Full story.]

Mother's Day Solar Flare Closeup: X1.7 Sun Storm

NASA/SDO/AIA

A close-up of an an X1.7-class solar flare on May 12, 2013 as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. [Read the full story.]

Video Still of X1.7-Class Solar Flare of May 13, 2013

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

A video still shows the X1.7-class solar flare of May 13, 2013. [Read the full story.]

X1.7-Class Solar Flare on May 13, 2013

Camilla_SDO (via Twitter)

An X1.7-class solar flare erupted from the sun on May 12, 2013. Here, the Solar Dynamics Laboratory has captured it on May 13. [Full story.]

Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare

NASA/SDO/AIA

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an M5.7-class flare on May 3, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. This image shows light in the 131-angstrom wavelength, a wavelength of light that can show material at the very hot temperatures of a solar flare and that is typically colorized in teal. [Read the full story.]

SDO 304 Angstrom Image of Prominence Eruption on the Same Day as the X1.7-Class Solar Flare

SDO/AIA

SDO 304 Angstrom image of prominence eruption on the sun at the same time as the X1.7-class solar flare on May 13, 2013. [Read the full story.]

SDO 304 Angstrom Image of Prominence Eruption (Cropped) on the Same Day as the X1.7-Class Solar Flare

SDO/AIA

SDO 304 Angstrom image of prominence eruption on the sun at the same time as the X1.7-class solar flare on May 13, 2013 (cropped). [Read the full story.]

Prominence Eruption

NASA/SDO/AIA

A burst of solar material leaps off the left side of the sun in what’s known as a prominence eruption. This image combines three images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured on May 3, 2013, at 1:45 pm EDT, just as an M-class solar flare from the same region was subsiding. The images include light from the 131-, 171- and 304-angstrom wavelengths. [Read the Full Story]

Solar Eruption of May 3, 2013

NASA/SDO/AIA

A burst of solar material leaps off the left side of the sun in what’s known as a prominence eruption. This image combines three images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured on May 3, 2013, at 1:45 pm EDT. [Read the full story.]

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