News from NASA:

A blast of violent space weather could hit the Earth tomorrow following two massive explosions on the Sun. NASA astronomers witnessed a huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of our planet and linked to an even larger eruption across the surface of Sun.

Experts estimate a wave of supercharged gas called plasma will reach us this Tuesday when it will buffet the natural magnetic shield protecting Earth. It could trigger spectacular displays of the aurora or northern and southern lights.

  • Nick Russill
Who are we? We are the animal that knows the sun, its core, and its many moods. We are the only ones who know that the light that reaches us at this very moment was born at a time when human civilizations did not exist. We are the animal that can sing: "There is a little black spot on the sun today."