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Largest solar flares in a decade burst forth during the Sun's "quiet" time

Gizmag - Tue 12 Sep 17

Currently, the Sun is supposed to be entering the quietest phase of its 11-year cycle, but that hasn't stopped it from blasting forth some of the largest solar flares on record. Sunspot ...

The sun’s strongest flare in 11 years might help explain a solar paradox

ScienceNews - Mon 11 Sep 17

The sun tends to release its biggest flares at the ends of solar cycles — and we might finally be able to test why.

Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

Phys.org - Mon 11 Sep 17

The sun's largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by a team of researchers from the University ...

Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth

Phys.org - Fri 8 Sep 17

If you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You'll see two big dark areas visible on our star. These massive sunspots ...

The Sun flares up

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 7 Sep 17

An active region on the Sun has fired off several sizeable solar flares in recent days.

Keep your eclipse glasses to see the sun's 'freckles'

Phys.org - Thu 7 Sep 17

You don't have to wait on the next eclipse for another cool opportunity to look at the sun—our nearest star puts on quite the show of its own without the help of the moon. Heliophysics, the ...

The sun just belched out the strongest solar flare in 20 years

Newscientist - Wed 6 Sep 17

If your GPS has been acting funny, take it up with the sun. Our star has released the most powerful solar flare since 1997

Two significant solar flares imaged by NASA's SDO

Phys.org - Wed 6 Sep 17

The sun emitted two significant solar flares on the morning of Sept. 6, 2017. The first peaked at 5:10 a.m. EDT and the second, larger flare, peaked at 8:02 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, ...

Two significant solar flares imaged by NASA's SDO, Eurekalert - Wed 6 Sep 17

SDO captures image of mid-level flare

Phys.org - Tue 5 Sep 17

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. 4, 2017. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares ...

NASA's SDO captures image of mid-level flare, Eurekalert - Tue 5 Sep 17

Get a closer look at the big solar flares that keep coming - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Mon 11 Sep 17

The sun should be quiet right now. Instead, it's been shooting hot particles and plasma into space for the past week, to the delight of scientists.

The Sun has produced a whole bunch of solar flares this week

The Verge - Sat 9 Sep 17

While the hurricanes popping up in the Atlantic has captured everyone’s attention, the Sun has had its own active week as well. A total of six solar flares have erupted from the ...

Sunspot Fires Off 6th Powerful Flare This Week

SPACE.com - Fri 8 Sep 17

Active Region 2673 blasted out yet another solar flare early this morning (Sept. 8), its sixth intense burst of high-energy radiation since Monday (Sept. 4).

NASA warns we are still being battered by SOLAR storms

Daily Mail - Fri 8 Sep 17

NASA has revealed the record breaking storms are continuing, with what the space agency says is a 'mid-level solar flare' that peaked at 3:49 a.m. EDT.

Stunning Northern Lights illuminate northern skies

Daily Mail - Fri 8 Sep 17

The particle ‘debris’ from the flare reached Earth at around 00:00 BST last night (7pm ET), creating green, purple, pink and yellow lights. The auroras were seen as far south as Akansas ...

Giant sunspot unleashes 2 more powerful solar flares

FOXNews - Fri 8 Sep 17

An active, sun-spotted region of the sun that unleashed powerful solar flares earlier this week fired two more significant solar flares this morning.

Giant Sunspot Unleashes 2 More Powerful Solar Flares, SPACE.com - Thu 7 Sep 17

Powerful Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc On GPS Systems

Geek.com - Fri 8 Sep 17

Earlier this week Earth got slammed by the largest solar flare in 12 years. Thankfully those of us on the ground were (obviously) just fine. That’s because Earth’s relatively thick ...

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

Reuters - Fri 8 Sep 17

(Reuters) - Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday.

Solar Flares May Affect Earth, But the Space Station Will Be Just Fine

SPACE.com - Fri 8 Sep 17

A series of solar flares blasted waves of radiation and solar plasma toward Earth this week, and the geomagnetic storms that could result have the potential to damage orbiting satellites and ...

In Photos: The Sun's Monster X9.3 Solar Flare of Sept. 6, 2017

SPACE.com - Thu 7 Sep 17

On Sept. 6, 2017, a giant sunspot on the sun erupted with a colossal solar flare that registered X9.3 on the solar storm scale. See photos of the massive flare, and its solar aftershocks, in ...

A huge solar flare temporarily knocked out GPS communications

Engadget - Thu 7 Sep 17

On the morning of 6 September the sun let out two pretty sizeable burps of radiation. Both were considered X-class -- the strongest type of solar flare -- with one of them proving to ...

Biggest solar flare seen for 12 years erupts from the sun

Daily Mail - Thu 7 Sep 17

Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted in total, the second of which was the most intense recorded since 2005. The flares knocked out radio comms for one hour on Earth's sun-facing side. ...

How to See the Sunspot That Fired Off Monster Solar Flare

SPACE.com - Thu 7 Sep 17

The sunspot that is likely responsible for a monster solar flare that exploded into space yesterday is visible to skywatchers with a pair of solar-viewing glasses.

Storm Warning: Solar Outburst Could Scramble Earth's Communications

SPACE.com - Wed 6 Sep 17

A solar flare and potential coronal mass ejection could black out some communications.

Storm Warning: Solar Outburst Could Scramble Earth's Communications, Livescience - Wed 6 Sep 17

Another kind of storm is coming -- from the sun - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Wed 6 Sep 17

A solar storm could mess up radio communications and maybe even satellite-boosted navigation. But the US government doesn't classify it as severe.

See two intense X-class solar flares light up the sun - CNET

CNET - Wed 6 Sep 17

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory gets an eyeful of two powerful solar flares.

Solar flares occur when the sun's magnetic field twists up and reconnects, blasting energy outward that can cause radiation storms in Earth's atmosphere.

Discovery News - Wed 6 Sep 17

Credit: SDO/AIA/Steve SpaletaEarly this morning (Sept. 6), the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade. At 5:10 a.m. ...

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

Livescience - Wed 6 Sep 17

Early this morning (Sept. 6) the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade.

Sun unleashes monster solar flare, FOXNews - Wed 6 Sep 17
Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade, SPACE.com - Wed 6 Sep 17

NASA captures significant solar flare

UPI - Mon 11 Sep 17

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured dramatic images of a significant solar flare that peaked at 12:06 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Grab eclipse glasses: Large sunspots visible, produce solar flares

UPI - Fri 8 Sep 17

If you still have viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You'll see two big dark areas visible on our star.

NASA’s SDO catches the brightest solar flare in over a decade

Astronomy.com - Thu 7 Sep 17

Our Sun threw out two large flares the morning of September 6, and it may not be done.

The sun belches out a 3rd X-class solar flare in as many days

Watts Up With That? - Thu 7 Sep 17

Earlier this week, on Sept 4th, active sunspot AR2673 hurled a CME toward Earth. Now a second monster sized flare has been released from the same region. On Sept. 6th at 1202 UT, sunspot AR2673 ...

Sun unleashes a SECOND Monster X class solar flare – strongest in a decade, Watts Up With That? - Wed 6 Sep 17

Largest solar flare in 12 years observed

The Hindu - Tue 12 Sep 17

The Sun’s largest solar flare in more than 12 years — and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 — has been captured in high detail by scientists.The huge burst of radiation, ...

NASA captures images of strong solar flares

The Hindu - Thu 7 Sep 17

Among the most intense this sun cycle

Sun Erupts With a Monster X9-Class Solar Flare — Earth Feels Its Punch

Astroengine - Wed 6 Sep 17

This morning, the sun erupted with the most powerful solar flare in a decade, blasting the Earth’s upper atmosphere with energetic X-ray and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. The flare ...