It's clear that space weather can cause blackouts, but scientists are still working to predict extreme events and forecast their potentially devastating effects.
See our amazing collection of stories and features about the increasingly important topic of space weather (aka solar storms).
SpaceX's Starlink satellites are providing data to NOAA to help improve space weather forecasts as spacecraft operators struggle with unexpected effects of frequent solar eruptions.
Reference Space weather refers to conditions in the region of space that is affected by the sun. It is tricky to predict and can wreak havoc on the technological world.
A sunspot nearly triple the size of Earth is within firing range of our planet and may send out medium-class flares in the near future.
Reference Solar wind is composed of charged particles and the sun's magnetic field and is continually released from our star. Explore the phenomenon in more detail here.
Auroras don't just exist on Earth. Here's what we know about auroras on other planets in the solar system.
Reference Sunspots are cooler, planet-size regions of strong magnetic fields on the surface of the sun. Explore sunspots in more detail with our comprehensive guide.
Reference Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are colossal expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the sun's corona. Explore CMEs in more detail here in our guide.
Reference The Carrington Event took place in September 1859 and is one of history's largest solar storms. Events like this can wreak havoc on our technological world.
Reference There are five different types of solar flares. Discover what solar flares are, what causes them and the effects they have on Earth in our solar flare guide.
Scientists are keeping an eye on a sunspot that fired off an X-class flare while "having an identity crisis," according to SpaceWeather.com.
Reference NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to study the sun closer than ever before. Learn more about the fastest spacecraft to date in our solar probe guide.
While our sun merrily blasted two moderate-size solar flares in time for Star Wars Day, auroras are likely not our destiny yet.
The active sun fired off a powerful X-class flare Tuesday (May 3), but likely not in the direction of Earth.
An active sunspot on the sun turning away from Earth unleashed a powerful parting shot as it moved out of view on Saturday (April 30).
Scientists with the United Arab Emirates' Mars mission have spotted a 'worm-like' aurora stretching halfway across the Red Planet.
A restless sunspot sent off a double solar flare on Monday (April 25), temporarily disrupting some radio communications in Asia and Australia.
It's no coincidence that the headlines have been full of solar flares and storms: Solar cycle 25, as astronomers call it, is now well under way.