Solar Storms

A Sun-Like Star Just Blasted out a Flare That Would be Devastating if it Happened Here

A Sun-like star over 100 light-years away experienced a massive flare and ejection that would be devastating if it happened…

1 month ago

Here’s the View From Sweden During the Recent Solar Storm

Vivid green and purple aurora swirled and danced across the entire night sky in Sweden recently. The nighttime light show…

3 months ago

Scientists Have a new way to Predict the Most Damaging Solar Storms

Space is full of hazards.  The Earth, and it’s atmosphere, does a great job of shielding us from most of…

6 months ago

A Sunspot, Revealed in Incredible Detail by Europe’s Newly Upgraded GREGOR Telescope

I wear glasses for astigmatism. But, as a stargazer with a visual impediment, turns out I’m in good company. The…

1 year ago

New Solar Model Successfully Predicted Seven of the Sun’s Last Nine Big Flares

Since it launched in 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory has helped scientists understand how the Sun's magnetic field is generated…

1 year ago

Solar Storms Might Confuse Whale Navigation, and Make Them More Likely to Strand Themselves

The Gray Whale is the 10th largest creature alive today, and the 9 creatures larger than it are all whales,…

2 years ago