10 solar storms that blew us away in 2022

Solar storms are becoming more frequent and more powerful as the Sun approaches the peak of its 11-year solar activity cycle, which will occur in 2025. As a result, 2022 produced an abundance of fascinating solar storm stories. From surprise storms and massive sunspots to vivid aurora explosions and other weird phenomena, here are some of our favourites.

Surprise ‘potentially disruptive’ storm

A stream of supercharged particles from the sun crashed into Earth without warning. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

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Scientists were left scratching their heads after a “potentially disruptive” solar storm smashed into Earth without warning.

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