It always makes for a beautiful video whenever the suns lashes out with a solar flare. Here’s one from earlier this month, you can see how electric its movement are, it just whips up and explodes. The footage was captured in different wavelengths and then color coded so we can see what’s happening in better detail. In…
While beautiful, auroras can also be the harbinger of the collapse of civilization. If a sufficiently large flare and coronal mass ejection spawns a massive solar storm that hits the Earth, the geomagnetic storm could be capable of knocking our electrical infrastructure offline for a long, long time.
Back in 2012, the Solar Dynamic Observatory recorded one of our star's many burps, but this one was different. This one was symmetrical, and an optical illusion, and spawned stories of an alien ship four times the size of the Earth refuelling.
Our sun let out a mid-level solar flare yesterday, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of it in multiple wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.
The sun emitted a solar flare at 8:30 pm EDT on October 23rd, and NASA captured in all its glory at its Solar Dynamics Observatory. Doesn't it look pretty?
Light leaks create some of the most serendipitous moments in photography. But in digital, they're usually created by faking it in post production. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll use a 2-cent sandwich bag to recreate the effect.
After initially denying it, Apple has acknowledged the iPhone 5's purple flare camera problem in an email to a Gizmodo reader. Their solution: "Angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures."
You are looking at the Sun's Evil Eye. Or the Death Star ready to shoot its planet-destructing laser. Or Jean Grey turning into the Phoenix. Actually, I really don't care about what the hell is going on here—it just looks amazing.
NASA reports that two massive solar flares erupted from the sun on Tuesday which are expected to hit Earth this morning—and they could affect power, communication and GPS systems.
Some surfers reach great heights. Some stay up for great distances. And some, as of just very recently, attach freaking flares to the back of their boards in a fiery cataclysm of curl. Those last ones are my favorite.
The end of the month is here, and that means it's time to do a little housekeeping on our list of the absolute best iPhone apps. Who will be inducted? Who will unceremoniously get the boot?
The Sun is entering a period of seriously intense solar activity, releasing huge volleys of charged particles and plasma blobs into space, including the recent Valentine's Day X-class flare, the most extreme in years. So how much of a threat do these flares really pose, and how prepared are we for a seriously…
It appears Tuesday's massive solar eruption is already impacting communications in southern China and may disrupt satellites in orbit and electrical grids on the ground over the next few days. The X-class flare is the most powerful seen in four years.
For this week's Shooting Challenge, you were asked to reignite our interest in lens flare. And, at least for me, you did.
Look, Hell exists, and it's beautiful. Here's the Sun showing its largest eruption in 15 years, according to NASA. 126 Earths fit into that plasma 500,000-mile-long tongue. Here's the video:
I like this dress embroidered with dandelion lights. Called Flare, it was created by designer Stijn Ossevoort. The LED flowers glow up gently when the wind or your breath touches them, causing much swooning and sighing in the process.