Eruptions on the sun's surface are probably caused by giant, unstable magnetic plasma arches, a new study reports — a discovery that brings scientists one step closer to predicting solar outbursts that can wreak havoc on Earth.
Over the past 24 hours, our planet's global magnetic field has been bombarded by two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and now, as predicted, a "strong" geomagnetic storm is underway. Continue reading →
The first of two coronal mass ejections have slammed into Earth's magnetic field and space weather forecasters predict this rare one-two punch could result in 'supercharged' auroral displays. Continue reading →
Space weather forecasters have confirmed that Wednesday's solar flare also generated a coronal mass ejection that's now racing toward Earth. This is the second Earth-directed CME in two days. Continue reading →
In recent weeks, the International Space Station crew have been treated some some mind-blowing auroral displays. Here are some of our favorite moments.
When the sun sets, the show begins: night after night of incredible weather, shimmering aurorae, and stunning starry vistas over the rugged and rural landscapes of South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are captured in "Huelux." Continue reading →
The northern lights dance in a breathtaking display over Sweden.
Yesterday, the sun reminded us that although the current peak of its solar cycle has been a little sub-par, it is still capable of mustering the magnetic energy to erupt with its most powerful class of solar flare. Continue reading →
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