sept 2011 Meteorite falls and kills woman in Argentina – fireball seen
sun’s most powerful solar flare of the year as ‘spring fling’ knocks out radio communications
- Flare caused temporary radio blackout on Earth
- Classed as ‘mid-level’ flare by Nasa
- Flares expected to increase as sun moves towards its solar maximum later this year
Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an M6.5 class flare at 3:16 EDT on April 11, 2013. The huge eruption on April 11th caused a temporary radio blackout on Earth, and is the biggest of the year so far, officials say
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the flare. This image shows a combination of light in wavelengths of 131 and 171 Angstroms.
SOHO also captured this coronagraphic (a telescopic attachment designed to block out the direct light from a star so that nearby objects can be seen) image of the CME as it moves