| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:42 PM
A strong solar flare blasted toward the Earth on Thursday and has sent a burst of powerful radiation toward us, potentially causing disruptions in radio and navigation technology.
The flare occured about 12:50 p.m. in an area of the sun known as Active...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 10:36 AM
A solar storm arrived Saturday morning and is expected to last through Sunday, slamming into Earth’s magnetic field. Scientists insist it will be a minor event, and they have notified power grid operators, airlines and other occupations...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 2:40 PM
A solar storm is hitting the earth this weekend!
In severe cases, solar storms can cause power blackouts, damage satellties and disrupt GPS signals.
While a nuisance, these flares tend to lead only to dropped calls and your Facebook page taking...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:34 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Millions of charged particles from a solar storm hit the earth Thursday and similar storms are on the way.
“I would say the sun burped,” San Diego State University Astronomy Professor Dr. William Welsh said. “We are now...
| Mar 9, 2012
Solar storms from Tuesday night's powerful flare on the surface of the sun seemed to be less than anticipated and fizzling away. But Friday morning brought new surprises.
Geomagnetic storms have picked up, says NASA's Alex Young, and a new solar flare...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:56 AM
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations.
Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies.
But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The sun erupted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday morning, releasing the most powerful solar flare so far of 2013.
Monday's solar flare, which peaked at 9 a.m. Pacific time, came just 14 hours after the second largest solar flare of 2013,...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The sun put on another fireworks display Monday evening, releasing a dramatic flash of ultraviolet radiation and sending solar matter hurtling through space.
It was the third major solar flare in 24 hours and the most powerful of 2013. The solar flare...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
There she goes again!
The same region of the sun that brought you three powerful solar flares in a 24-hour span from Sunday night to Monday evening let loose Tuesday night with another explosive flash of ultraviolet radiation and sent tons of its own...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A solar flare that was the largest of the year could create a rare chance to see the aurora borealis, or "Northern Lights", from Maryland on Saturday night.
The flare occurred Thursday at 3:16 a.m. and was associated with what is known as a coronal mass...