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Heliophysics Breaking News



This gallery contains an archive of breaking news solar events such as flares, CMEs, solar storms, and comet passes.

The most recent material is at the top left, and it progresses back in time left-to-right and top-down. Each page contains video and/or stills of a distinct event or series of linked events.

The videos are available at multiple resolutions and compressions, including Apple ProRes 422. Where applicable, there are links to 4k x 4k tif frames.

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Events by Date

link to gallery item A Series of Flares from November Active Region 12205 (2014-11-05)

A Series of Flares from November Active Region 12205 (2014-11-05)
link to gallery item Giant Sunspot Continues to Erupt with Substantial Flares (2014-10-24)

Giant Sunspot Continues to Erupt with Substantial Flares (2014-10-24)
link to gallery item Second Substantial Flare in Two Days (2014-10-22)

Second Substantial Flare in Two Days (2014-10-22)
link to gallery item Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare on October 2, 2014 (2014-10-03)

Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare on October 2, 2014 (2014-10-03)
link to gallery item September 10, 2014 X1.6 flare (2014-09-11)

September 10, 2014 X1.6 flare (2014-09-11)
link to gallery item Late Summer M5 Solar Flare - August, 24, 2014 (2014-08-25)

Late Summer M5 Solar Flare - August, 24, 2014 (2014-08-25)
link to gallery item Firework Flare (2014-07-09)

Firework Flare (2014-07-09)
link to gallery item Sun Emits 3 X-class Flares in 2 Days (2014-06-10)

Sun Emits 3 X-class Flares in 2 Days (2014-06-10)
link to gallery item X-class Flare Erupts from Sun on April 24 (2014-04-25)

X-class Flare Erupts from Sun on April 24 (2014-04-25)
link to gallery item Graceful Eruption (2014-04-04)

Graceful Eruption (2014-04-04)
link to gallery item Giant Sunspot Makes Third Trip Across the Sun (2014-02-28)

Giant Sunspot Makes Third Trip Across the Sun (2014-02-28)
link to gallery item NASA's SDO Provides Images of Significant Solar Flare (2014-02-25)

NASA's SDO Provides Images of Significant Solar Flare (2014-02-25)
link to gallery item SDO Lunar Transit, Prominence Eruption, and M-Class Flare (2014-01-30)

SDO Lunar Transit, Prominence Eruption, and M-Class Flare (2014-01-30)
link to gallery item Sun unleashes first X-class flare of 2014 (2014-01-07)

Sun unleashes first X-class flare of 2014 (2014-01-07)
link to gallery item Five Days of Flares and CMEs (2013-10-29)

Five Days of Flares and CMEs (2013-10-29)
link to gallery item Sun Continues to Emit Solar Flares (2013-10-28)

Sun Continues to Emit Solar Flares (2013-10-28)
link to gallery item Sun Emits Third Solar Flare in Two Days (2013-10-25)

Sun Emits Third Solar Flare in Two Days (2013-10-25)
link to gallery item Sun Emits a Solstice CME (2013-06-28)

Sun Emits a Solstice CME (2013-06-28)
link to gallery item First X-Class Solar Flares of 2013 (2013-05-13)

First X-Class Solar Flares of 2013 (2013-05-13)
link to gallery item Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare and Prominence Eruption (2013-05-03)

Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare and Prominence Eruption (2013-05-03)
link to gallery item CMEs Galore (2013-04-26)

CMEs Galore (2013-04-26)
link to gallery item The Sun Emits a Mid-level Flare and CME (2013-04-11)

The Sun Emits a Mid-level Flare and CME (2013-04-11)
link to gallery item STEREO Watches the Sun Blast Comet PanSTARRS (2013-03-18)

STEREO Watches the Sun Blast Comet PanSTARRS (2013-03-18)
link to gallery item Solar Storm Near Earth Caused by March 15, 2013 Fast CME (2013-03-18)

Solar Storm Near Earth Caused by March 15, 2013 Fast CME (2013-03-18)
link to gallery item SDO Observes Fast-Growing Sunspot (2013-02-22)

SDO Observes Fast-Growing Sunspot (2013-02-22)
link to gallery item The Sun Produces Two CMEs (2013-02-07)

The Sun Produces Two CMEs (2013-02-07)
link to gallery item January 31, 2013 CME and Prominence Eruption (2013-01-31)

January 31, 2013 CME and Prominence Eruption (2013-01-31)
link to gallery item Sun Emits a Mid-level Flare (2012-11-13)

Sun Emits a Mid-level Flare (2012-11-13)
link to gallery item Active Region on the Sun Emits Another Flare (2012-10-23)

Active Region on the Sun Emits Another Flare (2012-10-23)
link to gallery item August 31, 2012 Magnificent CME (2012-09-04)

August 31, 2012 Magnificent CME (2012-09-04)
link to gallery item AR1520's Parting Shot: July 19, 2012 M7.7 Flare (2012-07-19)

AR1520's Parting Shot: July 19, 2012 M7.7 Flare (2012-07-19)
link to gallery item Big Sunspot 1520 Releases X1.4 Class Flare (2012-07-12)

Big Sunspot 1520 Releases X1.4 Class Flare (2012-07-12)
link to gallery item AR1515 Releases X1.1 Class Flare (2012-07-09)

AR1515 Releases X1.1 Class Flare (2012-07-09)
link to gallery item Independence Day Solar Fireworks (2012-07-05)

Independence Day Solar Fireworks (2012-07-05)
link to gallery item Big Blast--April 16th Flare and CME (2012-04-16)

Big Blast--April 16th Flare and CME (2012-04-16)
link to gallery item HD Close up of March 6th X5.4 Flare (2012-03-07)

HD Close up of March 6th X5.4 Flare (2012-03-07)
link to gallery item New Active Region on Sun Produces Three Flares Including an X1 on March 5 (2012-03-05)

New Active Region on Sun Produces Three Flares Including an X1 on March 5 (2012-03-05)
link to gallery item Biggest Solar Storm Since 2005 (2012-01-24)

Biggest Solar Storm Since 2005 (2012-01-24)
link to gallery item Sun Unleashes X6.9 Class Flare on August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)

Sun Unleashes X6.9 Class Flare on August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)


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