Solar flares: Be glad you're on Earth, not Mars (+video)
Solar flares on the sun, the result of a normal process of the surface of the fiery star, caused the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) to be intensified. Incredible colors were seen in some areas, such as those illustrated in the photo to the right.
One of the most powerful solar storms in the last five years was unleashed yesterday after a massive solar flare erupted from the sun. Space weather.
Christian Science Monitor Solar Flare 2012 Will Produce Northern Lights in US Z6Mag The largest solar flare in 5 years to directly hit the Earth is gracing our skies starting yesterday and will be back tonight. This Thursday
The recent solar flares provide a dramatic backdrop for a study that shows Mars gets far more of its atmosphere stripped away by solar storms than does Earth. Thank you, magnetosphere. By Pete Spotts, Staff writer / March 8, 2012 This NASA image shows
The March 6-7, 2012 was an X5-class eruption. It was the second major solar flare in a week. Its effects are now headed for Earth.