07.09.12 - As it turns away from Earth, AR1515 releases an M6.9 class solar flare.
07.07.12 - Anticipated for the past week, the sun finally releases an X1.1 class solar flare late on July 6.
07.05.12 - Today's M6.1 solar flare, originating from behemoth sunspot AR1515, is the twelfth M-class flare from that region in the last 3 days.
07.04.12 - Even the sun joins in America's Fourth of July celebration, with an M5.3 solar flare.
07.03.12 - On July 2, 2012, an M5.6 class solar flare erupted from the sun, peaking at 6:52 AM EDT.
06.18.12 - Two CMEs from AR 1504 on June 13-14, delivered a combined blow over the weekend and sparked bright aurora, with some appearing at lower latitudes than usual.
05.24.12 - On June 5th, 2012, Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again.
05.20.12 - Spectacular images from the Hinode spacecraft show the solar eclipse, which darkened the sky in parts of the world yesterday.
05.17.12 - The sun erupted with an M-class flare that peaked at 9:47 PM EDT on May 17, 2012. A CME also burst from the sun at 9:48 PM EDT, traveling at over 930 miles per second.
04.16.12 - On April 16, 2012 a giant prominence erupted from the left/east side of the sun in association with an M1.7 class solar flare.
03.13.12 - On March 13, 2012, the sun erupted with an M7.9-class flare from the same region that has been producing flares and coronal mass ejections all week.
03.12.12 - Geomagnetic storms at Earth are currently at a rating of G2 (moderate) on a scale of G1 to G5.
03.09.12 - Geomagnetic storms due to CMEs earlier in the week have increased in strength, and are now rated a G3 on a scale from G1 to G5.
03.07.12 - The sun erupted with one of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle on March 6, 2012 at 7PM EST, an X5.4.
03.05.12 - On March 2, 2012 a new active region on the sun, region 1429, rotated into view. Since arriving, it has let loose two M-class flares on March 2 and 4 and one X1 class flare this morning.
02.27.12 - The weak CME on February 26, 2012 did produce some amazing aurora for high latitude observers.
01.27.12 - Sunspot 1402 fires a parting shot as it rotates around the edge of the sun -- an X1.8 class solar flare and CME.
01.25.12 - The sun erupted late on January 22, 2012 with an M8.7 class flare, an earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME).
01.19.12 - After a two month respite from Earth-directed solar events, the Sun sends an M3.2 class flare and CME our way.