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Biggest Solar Flares of 2014: Sun Storm Photos

X 4.9 Flare in 171 Angstrom Light

NASA/SDO

X 4.9 flare captured at 7:59 p.m. EST in 171 Angstrom light on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X 4.9 Flare in 193 Angstrom Light

NASA/SDO

X 4.9 flare captured at 7:58 p.m. EST in 193 Angstrom light on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X 4.9 Flare in 335 Angstrom Light

NASA/SDO

X 4.9 flare captured at 8:01 p.m. EST in 335 Angstrom light on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

X 4.9 Flare in 94 Angstrom Light

NASA/SDO

X 4.9 flare captured at 8:02 p.m. EST in 94 Angstrom light on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

Early Stages of the Feb. 25, 2014 X 4.9 Flare

NASA/SDO

The early stages of the February 25, 2014 X 4.9 flare captured at 7:44 p.m. EST in 171 Angstrom light on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

SOHO Coronagraph View of O-Type CME, Feb. 25, 2014

NASA&ESA/SOHO

SOHO LASCO C2 Coronagraph view of the O-type CME associated with the X4.9 flare on Feb. 25, 2014. [Read the Full Story and See Video of the Solar Flare]

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Sees a Solar Flare and a Lunar Transit

NASA/SDO

A solar flare erupts on Jan. 30, 2014, as seen by the bright flash on the left side of the sun, captured here by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. In the lower right corner the moon can be seen, having just passed between the observatory and the sun. [See the full story and watch the video here]

Close-Up of Solar Flare Seen by Solar Dynamics Observatory on Jan. 30, 2014

NASA/SDO

A solar flare erupts on Jan. 30, 2014, as seen by the bright flash on the left side of the sun, captured here by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. [See the full story and watch the video here]

Sunspot AR 1944 Seen in Mississauga, Ontario

Andrew Kwon

Astrophotographer Andrew Kwon sent in a photo of sunspot group 1944 taken on Jan. 8, 2014, from his backyard observatory in Mississauga, Ontario. [Read the Full Story Behind This Photo Here]

Sunspot AR 1944 by Petricca

Giuseppe Petricca

This image shows the sun with massive sunspot AR 1944 visible near the center of the image. Giuseppe Petricca took this photo on Jan. 7 from Sulmona, Italy using a Nikon P90 bridge camera on a tripod (ISO 64, f/6.3, 1/1200" exposure). [Read the Full Story Behind This Photo Here]

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