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Biggest Solar Flares of 2014: Sun Storm Photos

Sun Emits a Mid-Level Solar Flare

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A mid-level flare burst from the sun on April 18, 2014, as seen as a bright spot in the center of this image. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in 304 angstrom.

X1 Solar Flare of March 29, 2014: Full Disk View

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NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this stunning full-disk view of the huge X1 solar flare of March 29, 2014. [See video of the huge solar flare and read the full story here.

X4.9 Solar Flare of Feb. 24/25 2014

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A giant solar flare, an X4.9-class sun storm, erupts from the sun at 00:49 GMT on Tuesday, Feb. 25 (7:49 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 EST). This image of the flare was captured by NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

Giant Solar Flare: X4.9 Sun Storm

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A massive X4.9 solar flare erupts from a long-lived sunspot on the sun at 00:49 GMT on Tuesday, Feb. 25 (7:49 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 EST) in this view from one of many light wavelength observations by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

First Moments of a Solar Flare in Different Wavelengths of Light

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On Feb. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:49 p.m. EST. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured images of the event. These SDO images from 7:25 p.m. EST on Feb. 24 show the first moments of this X-class flare in different wavelengths of light -- seen as the bright spot that appears on the left limb of the sun. Hot solar material can be seen hovering above the active region in the sun's atmosphere, the corona. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X-Class Solar Flare Composite Image, Feb. 24, 2014.

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An X-class solar flare erupted on the left side of the sun on the evening of Feb. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 7:59 p.m. EST, shows the sun in ultraviolet light with wavelength of both 131 and 171 Angstroms. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X-Class Solar Flare Cropped Image, Feb. 24, 2014.

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An X-class solar flare erupted on the left side of the sun on the evening of Feb. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 7:59 p.m. EST, shows the sun in ultraviolet light with wavelength of both 131 and 171 Angstroms. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X-Class Solar Flare, Feb. 24, 2014, 7:45 p.m. EST

NASA/SDO

An X-class solar flare erupted on the left side of the sun on the evening of Feb. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 7:45 p.m. EST, shows the sun in ultraviolet light with wavelength of both 131 and 171 Angstroms. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X-Class Solar Flare Cropped, Feb. 24, 2014, 7:45 p.m. EST

An X-class solar flare erupted on the left side of the sun on the evening of Feb. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 7:45 p.m. EST, shows the sun in ultraviolet light with wavelength of both 131 and 171 Angstroms.

An X-class solar flare erupted on the left side of the sun on the evening of Feb. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 7:45 p.m. EST, shows the sun in ultraviolet light with wavelength of both 131 and 171 Angstroms. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X 4.9 Flare in 131 Angstrom Light

NASA/SDO

X 4.9 flare captured at 8:00 p.m. EST in 131 Angstrom light on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

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