solar flares

Although the flare was the largest so far in the current 11-year-solar cycle, NASA reassured people that the harmful radiation
In the worst case scenario, we'd have just a few minutes to prepare.
In 1859, the sun ejected a solar flare so powerful it turned skies purple, green and red. But besides a few frazzled telegraph
A large group of sunspots moving across the surface of the sun have revealed just how tiny our planet is. The larger spots
A large group of sunspots moving across the surface of the sun have revealed just how tiny our planet is. The larger spots
The biggest sunspot in almost a quarter of a century has been spotted blighting the sun in a frankly terrifying display of
Solar storms are a problem. Not in the future, not in sci-fi. Now. All astronomers know this. The Met Office knows this. And
NASA has spotted a solar flare more than 10,000 times more powerful than any on record. The so-called Megaflare would have
A solar superstorm could have ended 'life as we know it' in 2012 if it hadn't narrowly missed Earth. Experts have revealed
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
The sun has fired a second massive solar storm in two days directly towards the Earth. As it nears 'Solar Maximum', the regular
A gigantic flare that grew in brightness 15 times in just three minutes reaching temperatures of almost 20,000 Kelvin has
As if we didn't have enough to deal with looking out for tsunamis, tornadoes and earthquakes, Nasa are now telling us that
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 have captured loads of beautiful solar flares from its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) but that isn't the only eye
It was a valiant attempt but this huge solar flare didn't quite have enough velocity to escape the clutches of the Sun's
Good news - the Sun doesn't cause earthquakes. That might seem obvious, but it's been suggested for a while, although not
Something unexpected is happening on the Sun, Nasa says: Nothing. While all predictions suggest that 2013 should mark the
Nasa has found mysterious 'magnetic braids' near to the surface of the Sun. The strange super-hot shapes in the outer atmosphere