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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Today: Watch It Live
Partial Solar Eclipse Seen in Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 201
October 23rd, 2014
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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Intense Solar Storm Could Hit Earth on Friday the 13th
X-Class Solar Flare - June 11, 2014
June 11th, 2014
The sun has unleashed three powerful solar flares over the past two days, and the effects of these eruptions could hit Earth this Friday the 13th — but don't worry, space weather reports show there's no cause for alarm.
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The Active Sun Fired Off a Big Solar Flare: Watch It Live Today
The sun unleashed an  X-class solar flare — the most powerful type of solar eruption — on Sept. 10, 2014. This image of the Earth-directed flare was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
September 11th, 2014
The sun fired off strong flares Tuesday and Wednesday from a sunspot known as Active Region 2158, which will be the focus of a free webcast hosted today at 1 p.m. EDT by the online Slooh Community Observatory. Watch it here on Space.com.
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Monster Solar Flare This Year Was the Best-Observed in History (Video, Photos)
March 29 X-class Flare
May 9th, 2014
Four spacecraft and one ground-based observatory recorded the eruption of a powerful X-class solar flare on March 29, making it the best-observed such event in history, NASA officials said.
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Why Does the Moon Have Phases?
Full Moon over Katy, TX
June 30th, 2014
For millennia, humans have kept track of time by observing the changing face of the moon.
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Why Does the Moon Shine?
3rd Full Moon
May 29th, 2014
The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. But because of its orbit around Earth, the lighting goes through phases.
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