solar flare

What Was the Carrington Event?

In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so…

7 years ago

How Can You see the Northern Lights?

The northern lights are an amazing thing to behold, and can be seen regularly from locations spanning from Siberia and…

7 years ago

The Sun

The Sun has always been the center of the Universe for humanity. However, the nature, composition and lifespan of the…

8 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…

9 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…

9 years ago

Astrophoto: The Sun as a Work of Art

Here's a solar flare with a little flair added! Astrophotographer Rick Ellis from Toronto, Canada created this "artsy" Sun by…

9 years ago

Kapow! Moderate Solar Flare Erupts From The Sun, But Likely Won’t Affect Earth

While this solar peak has been weaker than usual, from time to time we get a moderate punch from the…

10 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)…

10 years ago

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Turbulence, Solar Flares and Magnetism

What's more fun than something that misbehaves? When it comes to solar dynamics, we know a lot, but there are…

11 years ago

Still Concerned About 2012?

Don't be. Don Yeomans, senior research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, was kind enough to address…

12 years ago