A large solar coronal mass ejection smacked into planet Earth’s magnetosphere producing a severe geomagnetic storm and wide spread auroras. Photographer Fredrick Broms (Northern Lights
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Over the past two weeks, one of the most energetic sunspot regions of recent years crossed the face of the Sun. Active Region 1429, visible
On March 12, 2012 Sunsflare posted a video asking if anyone could identify a circular object seen in SDO coronal images, concerning a black spherical
An active region on the sun, has been moving across the face of the sun from left to right since March 2, 2012. Designated AR
The Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) unleashed by active region 1429 initially hit Earth producing amazing displays of aurora like the one shown above over Iceland,
Take a closer look at the flare that erupted on March 6, 2012. One of the most dramatic features is the way the entire surface
A solar flare seen by the joint ESA/NASA SOHO mission, which reached its peak at about 04:13 UT on 5 March 2012. The flare caused
By combining observations from several instruments, we can see an initial solar eruption and the ensuing, large cloud of particles that blasted into space over
This remarkable little planet is covered with ice and snow and ringed by tall pine trees. Of course, is actually planet Earth, and the surrounding
Aurora are colorful lights in the night time sky primarily appearing in Earth’s polar regions. But what causes them?