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Tag: solar flare

There Will Be No 2012 Killer Solar Flare, Promise

I donโ€™t watch a heap of news, so I was surprised to hear that people are expecting 2012 to end thanks to a massive solar flare as a result of the oncoming solar maximum. Thankfully, even as I heard about it, I was reliably informed by scientists from NASA that such an event is a โ€˜physical impossibilityโ€™.

Large Solar Flare Erupts with 'Spectacular' Coronal Mass Ejection {VIDEO}

This Spring has been pretty exciting for solar activity…Following the ending of the longest ‘solar minimum’ in more than a century, our sun’s activity (solar cycle 24) picked up considerably over the course of the month of May, culminating in an impressive M-2 class (medium size) solar flare and “spectacular” coronal mass ejection (CME) on June 7.