Solar Flares

The Sun Is At Its Lowest Ebb For 100 Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Despite being at the peak of it's 11-year cycle, the Sun is at its weakest in 100 years. Feeble solar activity has meant storms on the star's surfa...

Sun Unleashes Second Solar Storm In Two Days Towards The Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Tech

The sun has fired a second massive solar storm in two days directly towards the Earth. As it nears 'Solar Maximum', the regular period in which sol...

Flare Star Increases Brightness By 15 Times In Just Three Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Tech

A gigantic flare that grew in brightness 15 times in just three minutes reaching temperatures of almost 20,000 Kelvin has erupted into space. Fortu...

Space Weather As Big A Threat As Tornadoes, Says Nasa

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Tech

As if we didn't have enough to deal with looking out for tsunamis, tornadoes and earthquakes, Nasa are now telling us that space weather is at least a...

You Wait All Year For An X-Class Solar Flare...

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

You wait all year for a X-class solar flare and then two come along in 24 hours. On 12 May a solar eruption was spotted by Nasa's Solar dynamics Ob...

WATCH: Stunning Solar Flare Captured By Fleet Of Satellites

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa have captured loads of beautiful solar flares from its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) but that isn't the only eye they have on the Sun. The ...

WATCH: Beautiful Solar Flare Fails To Escape The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

It was a valiant attempt but this huge solar flare didn't quite have enough velocity to escape the clutches of the Sun's gravitational field. Obser...

Good News: Solar Flares Don't Cause Earthquakes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Tech

Good news - the Sun doesn't cause earthquakes. That might seem obvious, but it's been suggested for a while, although not with much evidence, that ...

Nasa: 'Something Is Wrong With The Sun'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech

Something unexpected is happening on the Sun, Nasa says: Nothing. While all predictions suggest that 2013 should mark the high point of solar ac...

PICS: Sun's Massive Heat Explained By 'Magnetic Braids'?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has found mysterious 'magnetic braids' near to the surface of the Sun. The strange super-hot shapes in the outer atmosphere of our star might ...

Massive Solar Flares Hit Earth Resulting In Dramatic Northern Lights

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Tech

Two huge solar flares hit the Earth this week, resulting in dramatic auroras that could be seen across the northern sky. Nasa say that two "coronal...

Great Ball Of Fire: Amazing New Nasa Photo Shows Three Solar Flares

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has today released a new image showing the power of the sun's solar flares. Nasa says, don't fret - the effects from these solar flares are e...