Solar Phenomena News
Ferocious Solar Storms May Have Helped Life Take Root on Earth, NASA Says
Ferocious solar storms 4 billion years ago may have been key to warming the Earth and creating the right conditions for life to form on the planet, according to a new study by a team of NASA scientists. NASA's Kepler mission discovered young sun-like stars and found they released "superflares,"
Jupiter's X-Ray Aurora Glimmers During Solar Storm
Scientists have unveiled images of a brilliant X-ray aurora on Jupiter triggered by a massive solar storm slamming into the solar system's largest planet. In the color-enhanced images, the purple areas show emissions of X-rays, which are invisible to the human eye, with the white areas showing the
Stunning New Look at Total Solar Eclipse From 1 Million Miles Away
Here's a view you don't see very often: NASA and NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captured stunning images of last week's solar eclipse as it swept across the Pacific Ocean. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon, Earth and sun perfectly align, with moon blocking the light of the sun
Alaska Airlines Passengers Witness Total Solar Eclipse From 37,000 Feet
The flight from Anchorage to Honolulu intercepted the solar eclipse for nearly two minutes.
Rare Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Southeast Asia
The spectacular celestial event was visible across three times zones for nearly 40 million people across Southeast Asia.
Dramatic Images Show Solar Eclipse From Southeast Asia
Dramatic photos show the phenomenon caused by Tuesday's solar eclipse in southeast Asia. Millions in southeast Asia got a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse, while people in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa were able to see a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon,
Lucky Airline Passengers to See Total Solar Eclipse From Plane
If one man can change the world, then one man can certainly change a flight path. And that’s exactly what Joe Rao did. Rao, an associate astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York (where celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson works), is an eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse : Your Questions Answered
A total solar eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, in the southeast Pacific before it moves across the international dateline, and turns into a partial solar eclipse that is expected to be visible to people in parts of Hawaii and Alaska today. A total solar eclipse is a celestial event that
Total Solar Eclipse : How to Watch the Spectacle No Matter Where You Are
Get ready for a total solar eclipse when the moon obscures the sun, darkening the skies and casting a spectacular shadow. The bad news: Chances are you're one of the billions of people who won't have a front-row seat to the spectacle in the sky this week. A total solar eclipse will be visible to
Northern Lights Dance South During Geomagnetic Storm
Sky-gazers as far south as the United Kingdom were treated to a spectacular show when the Northern Lights lit up the heavens Sunday night. The luminous greens, reds and blues -- the aurora borealis -- are the result of a strong solar wind escaping from the sun. When the particles reach Earth, they