Giant Solar Flare Released by the Sun

Giant Solar Flare Released by the Sun

Every now and then, the sun releases a giant plasma pie towards Earth. These giant, cosmic plasma pies are dubbed as solar flares by astronomers. Solar flares explode into existence from the depths of sun spots. Scientists have been keeping an eye on one particular sun spot since January that was so large, it was […]

Solar Flare: Northern Lights, Delayed Rocket Launch and Other Effects [Update]

Solar Flare:  Northern Lights, Delayed Rocket Launch and Other Effects [Update]

  Update:  The X1.2-class solar flare that erupted earlier this week is running behind its predicted schedule, according to an update from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.  “The CME, originally expected to arrive around 0800 UTC (3:00 a.m. EST) today, January 9, is now slightly overdue,” states the update.  It is unclear how much it […]

X-Class Solar Flare and CME Unleashed by Sun [Video]

X-Class Solar Flare and CME Unleashed by Sun [Video]

The sun unleashed a significant X-class solar flare at 1:32 p.m. EST on Jan. 7, 2014 – the first major flare of 2014. The moment was preceded by a mid-level flare earlier during the day, with both events taking place over a different region of a sizable sunspot group, currently positioned over the center of […]