solar flare

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 image, a giant cloud of solar particles, a coronal mass ejection, explodes off the sun, lower right, captured by the European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The sun is obscured to show the atmosphere around it. (AP Photo/ESA, NASA - SOHO)

Northern lights may expand south next couple days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days. Federal space weather forecaster Joe Kunches said the sun shot out a strong solar […]

01/08/2014

Solar flare

Sun unleashes strongest solar flare of 2013 so far

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sun has fired off a massive flare, the strongest solar eruption this year. The powerful flare occurred Sunday and erupted on the side of the sun that was not facing […]

05/13/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

Curiosity sleeps as solar blast races toward Mars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says the Curiosity rover is hunkering down after the sun unleashed a blast headed for Mars. Project managers said Wednesday they powered down the car-size rover as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem.

03/06/2013

Large solar flare erupts; little impact to Earth

(AP) – A huge solar flare erupted from the sun Thursday, streaming radiation toward Earth. The solar storm is expected to arrive early Saturday, but forecasters at the government’s Space Weather Prediction Center say they […]

07/12/2012

Solar storm strikes

The largest solar storm in five years rained down on our planet early this morning with the promise of shaking the globe’s magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights. KFWB’s Penny Griego and Phil Hulett […]

03/08/2012

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