Tonight's full moon will appear in the night sky before Mars passes behind it.
Five large sunspots have appeared on the Sun's surface, and are facing towards the Earth, putting us in the line of fire for solar flares and CMEs.
Both events show the star releasing huge amounts of energy.
Sprite lightning, which occurs under rare conditions about 50 miles up, was photographed from Puerto Rico as Hurricane Nicole passed by.
Witnesses saw a meteorite crashing through the sky at around the same time that Dustin Procita's house caught fire, but experts told Newsweek they're skeptical.
Sunspot AR3141 erupted around midnight on November 7, sending high-energy X-rays racing toward Earth.
The Taurid swarm crosses Earth's orbit once every few years, causing higher numbers of meteors to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
The smiley face pattern, which is the result of holes in the sun's atmosphere, makes the star look pumpkin-like ahead of Halloween.
The picture was taken from the ISS as it passed over Southeast Asia, shows one blue light over the Gulf of Thailand, and the other near the South China Sea.
One of the flares was so strong it may have caused a radio blackout for about an hour over the weekend.
The shimmering lights are not just stunning to see—they can teach scientists about the sun's ferocious outbursts.
A coronal mass ejection looks set to graze the planet, adding to a geomagnetic storm forecast for October 1.
The beautiful shimmering lights were pictured from the U.S. to Iceland overnight as solar material buffeted Earth's atmosphere.
The NOAA space weather prediction center said a geomagnetic storm hit Earth on Tuesday.
The explosion far surpassed the Earth in size. "I tracked it nearly a million miles out into space," astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy wrote on Reddit.
The February incident is estimated to have cost SpaceX tens of millions of dollars, and with solar activity ramping up, it could easily happen again.
The phenomenon could mean that more auroras are visible across the northern hemisphere as the fall equinox approaches this month.
Plasma from the M-class flare was estimated to be around 10 million degrees Celsius.
The sunspot has been growing for days and it's thought that some solar flares—albeit weak ones—are likely to occur on Monday.
Becky Smethurst tells Newsweek a black hole is a couch cushion, "not pulling anything towards them. But if you lose something down the side, it's gone forever."
The huge solar eruption, known as a coronal mass ejection, occurred on the far side of the sun from a sunspot we can't see yet.
Scientists have discovered a sunspot on the back of the sun using helioseismology—the study of the solar soundwaves.
The video shows a view from the International Space Station as it traveled around 270 miles above the Indian Ocean toward the Coral Sea east of Australia.
The Northern Lights may occur over some northern U.S. states Sunday due to charged particles from the sun interacting with Earth's magnetic field.
The stream of solar wind is expected to cause a moderate geomagnetic storm on Sunday, possibly sparking auroras over some states.
Sunspot AR3089, which is pointed at the Earth, may be about to eject a powerful X-class solar flare.
Sunspots are regions of the sun associated with intense magnetic fields and solar flares—though this one probably won't be disruptive.
The sun is more active than forecasted at this point in its solar cycle, and this may impact future space missions.