Sun activity: Solar prominence on February 15 breaks record

ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft caught a record-breaking solar prominence on February 15, 2022. It extended millions of miles into space.

Sun activity: CME might bring aurora February 10

The sun released a CME on February 6. It's headed toward Venus and Earth. People at high latitudes may see auroras starting February 10.

40 Starlink satellites doomed by geomagnetic storm

SpaceX is reporting 40 Starlink satellites doomed to reentry, after a storm on the sun caused a geomagnetic storm that disturbed Earth's magnetic field.

Sun activity: Big sunspot blasted CME toward Earth January 30

Sunspot region AR2936 produced an M-class solar flare January 30, which has thrown out an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME).

Space weather: Your 5 questions answered

NASA answers 5 questions about space weather, from what does it do to Earth and how is it monitored to how can we prepare.

Sun activity: Aurora alert for December 23, after M-class flares

A solar storm has caused a stream of charged particles to be headed toward Earth. Aurora alert! Possible northern and southern lights December 23, 2021.

Parker Solar Probe: 1st spacecraft to touch sun

The Parker Solar Probe is the 1st spacecraft to touch the sun. It did so in April of 2021 when it entered the sun's corona and sampled the atmosphere there.

Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse occurs December 4, 2021. The total phase sweeps over Antarctica, while the partial phase reaches southernmost points of three continents.

A storm on the sun, and a great week for auroras

Aurora alert in effect for the next few days: the sun sent out a halo coronal mass ejection on November 2, 2021, due to arrive at Earth on November 4.

Solar storm and aurora starting October 30

A solar storm after an eruption on the sun is carrying plasma toward Earth, which should produce northern and southern lights this weekend.