solar flares

Solar Flares and Solar Magnetic Reconnection Get New Spotlight in Two Blazing Studies

Two recent studies published in The Astrophysical Journal discuss findings regarding solar flare properties and a new classification index and…

5 days ago

The Sun Hurls its Most Powerful Flare in a Decades

The Sun has been vying for attention these last couple of weeks. First with the appearance of a fabulous complex…

2 months ago

Solar Max is Coming. The Sun Just Released Three X-Class Flares

The Sun is increasing its intensity on schedule, continuing its approach to solar maximum. In just over a 24-hour period…

2 months ago

The Sun Gets Feisty, Throwing Off Three X-Class Flares Within 24 Hours

The Sun is heading toward solar maximum (which is likely to be about a year away) and as it does,…

5 months ago

We Just had the Strongest Solar Flare in the Current Solar Cycle

On December 14th, at 12:02 PM Eastern (09:02 AM Pacific), the Sun unleashed a massive solar flare. According to the…

7 months ago

A Monster Solar Storm Struck Earth 14,300 Years Ago

Because of our dependence on technology, a powerful solar storm would be a catastrophe, shutting down the electrical grid and…

9 months ago

The Sun Continues its Journey to Solar Maximum, Releasing X-Class Flares

The Sun belted out strong solar flares two days in a row, as activity ramps up toward the next Solar…

1 year ago

Astronomers See Flashes on the Sun That Could be a Sign of an Upcoming Flare

Using data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, scientists have discovered new clues that could help predict when and where the…

1 year ago

Planetary Interiors in TRAPPIST-1 System Could be Affected by Stellar Flares

In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of researchers led by the University of…

2 years ago

The Sun Could Hurl Powerful Storms at Earth From its Goofy Smile

Our Sun is the very reason we’re alive. It provides warmth and the energy our planet needs to keep going.…

2 years ago