Solar Dynamics Observatory

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Name: Solar Dynamics Observatory
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Earth-Directed X-Class Flare

An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 10, 2014). The flare lasted longer than usual and sent out a burst of radiation into space. The movie shows the ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Northern Lights UK: Aurora Borealis delights some and leaves others disappointed

Skywatchers spent Friday night outdoors to see if they could catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, which was expected to be uncharacteristically clear due to two huge solar flares currently bouncing off the earth’s atmosphere. Photographers captured ... [Published The Independent - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Sun Flare: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captures powerful bursts

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wEh-mFcEHY&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Sun Flare: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captures powerful bursts NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured ... [Published Russia Today - YouTube - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 4 reports

Earth Is Getting Blasted By Major Solar Flares

On Wednesday, a huge solar flare sent a major radiation storm our way from the sun that is just hitting Earth now. Across northern latitudes, the particles flung toward us from this coronal mass ejection (CME) will show themselves most spectacularly in ... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Big solar storm heading toward Earth

A mid-level flare erupted on the left side of the sun on July 8, 2014. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory highlights the high-temperature solar material in a flare, which is typically colorized in teal.NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ... [Published CNTV - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 6 reports

And Now, This Weekend's Space-Weather Forecast

A solar storm is currently heading toward Earth, and could cause some fluctuations in the U.S. power grid, slight disturbances to GPS satellites and radio transmissions, and rare glimpses of the Northern Lights for some parts of the country.A powerful ... [Published National Journal - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Strong Solar Storm Hits Earth

The long, dark solar filament that had been visible for many days finally lifted off and broke away into space, Sept. 2, 2014. Filaments are elongated clouds of plasma tethered above the Sun's surface by powerful magnetic forces. Filaments are... View ... [Published ABC News - Sep 13 2014]
Entities: NASA, Radiation, Solar Flare
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

The storm nobody seems to be talking about

A big storm is taking place outside, and it’s not in the Atlantic Ocean.Two recent solar events have unleashed a large volume of radiation – and the latest and largest of the two “coronal mass ejections”(CMEs) is expected to strike Earth on Saturday. ... [Published Florida Times-Union - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Significant flare surges off the sun

An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. These images were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. ... [Published Latest Tech Talk Headlines - CBS News - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Video: NASA observatory captures powerful solar flare

The sun emitted a significant solar flare on Sept. 10, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event.This video shows a solar flare that peaked at 1:48pm ET on September 10. The video was shot from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observa ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 5 reports

Solar storm heading for Earth

solar eruption is captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. A "strong" solar flare that launched off the sun Wednesday afternoon could cause some fluctuations in Earth's power grid and slight disturbances in satellites and radio transmissions on ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 12 reports

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Significant Flare Surging Off the Sun

Image Caption: An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. This image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows light in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in teal. Credit: NA ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 11 2014]

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...Petrus Martens, an expert on solar flares and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, told CNN. "Of course if we lose the (power grid, that will eventually affect cell phones and the Internet as well."
...arrived, and arrived in good agreement with the predicted arrival times," according to NOAA's Space Prediction Weather Center in Boulder, Colo. "As expected, an initial look shows this CME is stronger than the first."
Photo credit above: " Streams feeding the Verde River in Arizona may be drying up ." Image: Jennifer Horn via Wikimedia Commons
"These storm levels also may cause some voltage irregularities in the electrial power grids in the northern latitudes of the U S ," Berger said. "These effects are expected to be manageable and not cause any major disruptions to power transmission."

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NASA releases IRIS footage of X-class flare [Published Press News.org - 2 hours ago]
Earth-Directed X-Class Flare [Published Red Orbit - Sep 14 2014]
Northern Lights UK: Aurora Borealis delights so... [Published The Independent - Sep 14 2014]
Solar storm puts on colorful show [Published CNN - Sep 13 2014]
Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected... [Published KARE 11 - Sep 13 2014]
Early Frost for Much of Minnesota. September Re... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
Big solar storm heading toward Earth [Published CNTV - Sep 13 2014]
Strong Solar Storm Hits Earth [Published ABC News - Sep 13 2014]
Solar storm's impacts to spacecraft should be l... [Published Spaceflight Now - Sep 13 2014]
Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child ... [Published 12 News Now - Sep 12 2014]
​Anticipate auroras: Second solar storm sweeps ... [Published Russia Today - Sep 12 2014]
The storm nobody seems to be talking about [Published Florida Times-Union - Sep 12 2014]
Earth Is Getting Blasted By Major Solar Flares [Published Forbes.com - Sep 12 2014]
9/12/2014 Weather photos [Published 12 News Now - Sep 12 2014]
Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For N... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
And Now, This Weekend's Space-Weather Forecast [Published National Journal - Sep 12 2014]
Big solar storm hitting Earth [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 12 2014]
Solar storm heading toward Earth [Published WOKR 13 - Sep 12 2014]
Solar Storm Expected to Hit Earth [Published ABC News - Sep 12 2014]
•Big solar storm heading toward Earth [Published CNN - Sep 12 2014]
Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For N... [Published NPR - Sep 12 2014]
Sun Flare: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory capt... [Published Russia Today - YouTube - Sep 12 2014]
First solar storm hits Earth, another one expected [Published Shreveport Times - Sep 12 2014]
Sun spot creates colorful skies for our norther... [Published WRAL - Sep 12 2014]
Solar storm 2014: should you be nervous about s... [Published Intelligent Utility - Sep 12 2014]
Significant flare surges off the sun [Published Latest Tech Talk Headlines - CBS News - Sep 12 2014]
Big Solar Storm Heading Toward Earth This Weekend [Published Huffington Post - Sep 12 2014]
Northern Lights extravaganza set for Ireland af... [Published Irish Central - Sep 12 2014]
Strong Solar Flares This Week a Rare Double Wha... [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 12 2014]
Video: NASA observatory captures powerful solar... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Sep 12 2014]
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Sun Flare: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory capt... [Published Russia Today - YouTube - Sep 12 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wEh-mFcEHY&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Sun Flare: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captures powerful bursts NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured ...
Significant flare surges off the sun [Published Latest Tech Talk Headlines - CBS News - Sep 12 2014]
An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. These images were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. ...
Scientists: 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - Sep 11 2014]
Scientists: 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions. http://phys.org/news/2014-09-scientists-extreme-solar-storm-earth.html#nwlt ...
Stunning Solar Flares And Other Amazing Images ... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 04 2014]
Better Than FireworksA solar flare is a burst of radiation that erupts from the sun's atmosphere across every wavelength of the spectrum. Solar flares are scary, and awesome, but rarely do they look so delicately beautiful. This is a composite image ...
An Inconvient truth--------Calling Interference... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 20 2014]
Calling Interference On The Sun |Popular Science :"Calling Interference On The Sun Bad news: solar flares are becoming more of a threat.  Good news: we get photos like this. On March 29 at 1:48 p.m. EST, the sun issued a massive X1 flare that caused ...
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What Is This Strange Spot on the Sun? [Published Slate Magazine - May 18 2014]
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