solar prominences

A Colossal Flare Erupted From the Far Side of the Sun

Earlier this week the Sun erupted with a huge explosion, blasting solar particles millions of kilometers into space. The team…

10 months ago

Time-Lapse Video Reveals 10 Years of the Sun’s Life Crushed into One Stellar Hour

I forget the Sun is a star. I think we all do sometimes. It’s easy to take for granted. The…

2 years ago

Thierry Legault Meets His Own Challenge: Image an ISS Transit of a Solar Prominence

When you're Thierry Legault and you want to challenge yourself, the bar is set pretty high. "This is a challenge…

7 years ago

How Bad Can Solar Storms Get?

Our Sun regularly pelts the Earth with all kinds of radiation and charged particles. Just how bad can these solar…

8 years ago

Astrophotos: Crazy Solar Prominences

We've got three cool images of the hot Sun submitted by various astrophotographers! Raymond Gilchrist enhanced his image from June…

10 years ago

Earth Vs. Stuff from the Sun

[/caption] The Sun is big. And comparatively, Earth is a tiny Lilliputian. We've all seen images comparing the size of…

11 years ago

Breaking News: Watch A Gigantic Looping Solar Prominence

[/caption] The Solar Dynamics Observatory never fails to deliver absolutely stunning images from the Sun: as of 18:49 UT today,…

12 years ago