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Biggest Solar Flares of 2014: Sun Storm Photos

Close-up of X-Class Flare of Sept. 10, 2014

NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Close-up view of the sun captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showing the source of an X1.6 solar flare that erupted on Sept. 10, 2014. The site of the eruption, a sunspot known as AR 2158, will be the focus of a webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory on Sept. 11, 2014.

3 X-Class Solar Flares in 2 Days

NASA/SDO

On June 11, 2014, it erupted with the third X-class flare, an X1 sun storm, in two days. [See video of the June 11 flare and the full story here.]

X1 Solar Flare of June 11, 2014

NASA/SDO/Goddard

On June 11, 2014, the sun unleashed its third X-class solar flare in two days. [See video of the June 11 flare and the full story here.]

Second X-Class Flare of June 10, 2014

NASA/SDO

The second X-class flare of June 10, 2014, appears as a bright flash on the left side of this image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows light in the 193-angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in yellow. It was captured at 8:55 a.m EDT, just after the flare peaked. [See full story.]

X2.2 Solar Flare of June 10, 2014: Wavelengths

NASA/SDO/Goddard/Wiessinger

The massive X2.2 solar flare of June 10, 2014 erupted at 7:41 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in several different wavelengths. [See the video and full story here.]

X2.2 Solar Flare of June 10, 2014

NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

On June 10, 2014, the sun unleashed two major X-class solar flares - the biggest flares possible. Pictured here is the first, an X2.2-class event, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched. See the video and full story here.]

X2.2 Solar Flare of June 10, 2014: Full Disk

NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this full disk view of a major X2.2 solar flare on June 10, 2014. [See the video and full story here.]

X1.3 Solar Flare of 2014

NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

An X1.3-class solar flare (far right) erupts from the surface of the sun on April 24, 2014 EDT (April 25 GMT). [See a video and full story of the solar flare here.]

X1.3 Solar Flare of April 24, 2014: Full Disk

NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

A full-disk view of the sun as an X1.3-class solar flare (far right) erupts on April 24, 2014 EDT (April 25 GMT). [See a video and full story of the solar flare here.]

X1 Solar Flare of March 29, 2014

NASA/SDO

A powerful X1-class solar flare erupts from the un on March 29, 2014 in this extreme ultraviolet wavelength image captured by NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory. [See video of the huge solar flare and read the full story here.

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