“Strong geomagnetic storm watch” is in effect.
It caused moderate radio blackouts, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.
I am worried, like everyone else, about government spending, unemployment, global economic crises, global warming, etc., but
Just as a hurricane drives rain, wind, and floods, the space weather arising from a solar eruption can come in different forms. First comes the light from a solar flare, disrupting high-frequency radio communications more or less immediately.
The flare was directed toward Earth, Space.com reported, and that meant it caused a bit of trouble for earthlings. According
Tyrwhitt-Drake also created a clip that zooms in on the sunspot (below): The video was created by Infinity Imagined science
Flares aren't harmful to humans on Earth but can cause disturbances in the atmosphere, where GPS and communications signals
(Story continues below) The solar filament appears as a dark snaking line embedded across the upper right of the sun in this
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Although the CME associated with the 2012 event faced Earth, Jaroslav said it "was a weak one, and therefore posed no threat
Early records of sunspots indicate that the sun went through a period of inactivity in the late 17th Century. Very few sunspots
Just how powerful was this explosion on the sun's surface? It was considered a X1.0 class flare, two levels less intense
The arrival of several other recent CMEs is imminent, however, so skywatchers at high latitudes should keep an eye out. The
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STEREO A and its sister spacecraft STEREO B launched in 2006 as part of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory. They
NASA says that solar winds are most likely to affect Earth after a coronal hole has rotated more than halfway around the