Image of sunspot AR 2192
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October 24, 2014 AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captures Wednesday's solar flare eruption.
September 12, 2014 The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) exploding off the surface of the sun in an image captured Tuesday by the European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
January 9, 2014 NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center says the Earth-bound coronal mass ejection from Tuesday's X-class solar flare was "slightly overdue."
Coming At You: An image created by NASA combines two pictures from its Solar Dynamics Observatory. One shows the location of a large sunspot; the other shows Tuesday's massive solar flare.
January 8, 2014 Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? How about an intense solar flare that's being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission? The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis.
That's quite an eruption.
September 5, 2012 Watch as a massive flare shoots from the sun and stretches a half million miles into space. Friday's event dealt Earth's magnetic environment a "glancing blow," NASA says.
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