X-class

Unexpected Solar Flare is Also the Largest in Twelve Years

The largest solar flare in twelve years was recently witnessed by a team of UK scientists, and could teach us…

4 years ago

Aurora Watch! Two Solar Particle Blasts Could Start Smacking Into Earth Friday

Bim, bam, smash! The Sun hurled two clouds of particles in our general direction, putting space weather watchers on alert.…

7 years ago

The Sun Fires Off a Third X-Class Flare

Remember yesterday when we mentioned two X-class flares erupting from the Sun within the space of about an hour? We…

7 years ago

This Was the Best Watched Solar Flare Ever

Are giant dragons flying out of the Sun? No, this is much more awesome than that: it's an image of…

8 years ago

Yet Another X-Class Flare From AR 1748

Last night, as Commander Hadfield and the Expedition 35 crew were returning to Earth in their Soyuz spacecraft, the Sun…

9 years ago

Sunspot 1520 Fires a Flare

Remember that cool animation I posted earlier of AR1520 and how I said there's no guarantee it wouldn't unleash an…

9 years ago

Sun Releases a Powerful X5 Flare

[/caption] Active Region 1429 unleashed an X5.4-class solar flare early this morning at 00:28 UT, as seen in this image…

10 years ago