The sunspot that recently rolled across the surface of the sun while spewing out flares has been animated in a magnificent timelapse using NASA SDO images.
NASA followed the biggest sunspot in many years as it roamed across the face of the sun, releasing solar flares along the way.
In the space of a week, the largest sunspot seen in 24 years has erupted in six massive flares, five of which were categorised X-class.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has photographed a massive coronal hole gaping across the face of the sun. Here's what it means.
Every 11 or so years, the sun goes through a period of high, then low activity. A new image from the European Space Agency shows the phenomenon at a glance.
The sun engaged in some spectacular celestial fireworks this week when an enormous solar filament erupted out into space.
Hot tubes of plasma align on the sun's surface in a flower-like pattern to provide a gorgeous view captured at New Jersey's Big Bear Solar Observatory.
To celebrate the work being done by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA has released a video of highlights on the fifth anniversary of its launch.
Giant sunspots took a turn toward Earth this weekend and sent clouds of particles towards Earth, which aren't expected to disrupt communications but could bring auroras to northern altitudes.
Space cameras are sending back amazing pictures of solar storms whose intensity is expected to pick up in coming months.