An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. Forecasters say the sun erupted Tuesday evening and the effects should start smacking Earth late Wednesday night.
AP (Sep. 1, 2014) NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, on August 24th. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. (Sept. 1)
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Reuters (July 20, 2012) The Sun has hurled another giant burst of radiation into space, producing a spectacular solar flare that leapt from its surface on Thursday. The flare was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection, ... watch video
Reuters (Sep. 5, 2012) NASA's orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded more spectacular activity in the Sun's atmosphere, with a solar flare whipping half a million miles into space from the surface, and ... watch video
NASA (July 15, 2013) Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids.
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Reuters (Feb. 21, 2013) Images of a spectacular solar flare that leaped off the sun's surface in July last year, have been compiled into a video revealing a rarely seen phenomenon called coronal rain. The compilation was ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Jan. 25, 2012) Officials say the sun goes through cycles and reaches a maximum of solar flare activity every 11 years. Solar eruptions are supposed to increase through this year and peak in ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 14, 2013) A recent increase in solar flare activity is having a spectacular impact here on Earth, with a series of auroras lighting up the skies over the Arctic circle. For videographers like Chad Blakley of ... watch video
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