coronal mass ejection

Beastly Sunspot Amazes, Heightens Eclipse Excitement

That's one big, black blemish on the Sun today! Rarely have we been witness to such an enormous sunspot. Lifting…

7 years ago

Solar ‘Bombs’ And Mini-Tornadoes Spotted By Sun-Watching Spacecraft

My, the Sun is a violent place. I mean, we knew that already, but there's even more evidence for that…

7 years ago

NASA Explains: The Difference Between CMEs and Solar Flares

This is a question we are often asked: what is the difference between a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a…

7 years ago

Blast! Sun Pops Off A Moderate Solar Flare. Could Others Follow Soon?

With a watchful NASA spacecraft capturing its moves, the Sun sent off a "mid-level" solar flare on Tuesday (July 8)…

7 years ago

Aurora Alert: Powerful Solar Flare This Weekend Could Spark Show Tomorrow

If you sit at a fairly high latitude, you may want to keep an eye out your window Tuesday (April…

8 years ago

Overnight Aurora Sets Sky On Fire, More Possible Tonight

I'm writing this at 1:30 a.m. running on what's powering the sky over northern Minnesota right now - auroral energy.…

8 years ago

These Are Really, Really Big Sunspots Facing Earth Right Now

Do you feel like you're in the firing gallery? These sunspots are practically square-on to Earth right now. Although they…

8 years ago

Solar Storm Blasting to Mars Shuts Down Curiosity – 1st Rocky Sample Results on tap

Due to a fast approaching solar storm, NASA has temporarily shut down surface operations of the Curiosity Mars Science Lab…

9 years ago

Amateur Captures Coronal Mass Ejection

While you can't exactly call Joe Brimacombe an amateur astrophotographer, he's managed to capture an elusive solar event on film...…

10 years ago