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Two weeks in the life of an active sunspot is pretty awesome

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Spending two weeks with a sunspot is just awesome. This amazing journey with AR26665, a sunspot composed of intense and complex magnetic fields, was filmed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory...

Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th

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A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670. And it is turning toward Earth... Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak...

CME hits Earth magnetic field producing G3 – strong geomagnetic storms and bright auroras

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A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on May 27th with a day of delay. At first, the seemingly weak impact barely disturbed our planet's magnetic environment. Then the storms began...

Huge coronal hole faces Earth – G2 geomagnetic storms forecast for May 19 2017

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Check out this huge coronal hole on the sun as it could be a chance to reach geomagnetic storm levels on May 19-20 2017. Indeed, during the last rotation, this...

The sun is blank and a stealth CME approaches Earth – Solar minimum ahead

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Today the sun is blank. There are no sunspots. Meanwhile a stealth CME is heading for Earth now and could unsettle Earth's polar magnetic field on May 10th. A 'STEALTH CME'...

Solar filament explodes hurling a CME into space – G1-class geomagnetic storms possible this weekend

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On April 9, 2017, a dark solar filament exploded hurling a powerful CME into space. At first it appeared that the CME would miss Earth, but a new analysis by...

Sunspot AR2644 erupts on April 1st producing a significant M4-class solar flare: Brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth

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Sunspot AR2644 erupted on April 1st, producing a significant M4-class solar flare. UV radiation from the flare caused a brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth. People who...

Massive solar coronal hole facing Earth creates geomagnetic storm

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft watched a massive solar coronal hole rotate into view as the Sun spun on its axis between Dec. 2 and 9, 2016. The coronal hole...

The return of the big Coronal Hole: A new front of arctic auroras ahead?

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The big Coronal Hole on the sun is back again. And could spark strong geomagnetic storms and Arctic auroras as it is turning toward Earth again. At the end of October,...

Powerful geomagnetic storm cracks Earth’s magnetosphere

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Earth’s magnetosphere was briefly cracked after a powerful geomagnetic storm propagated from the sun last year. The blast was registered in June 2015 after a huge cloud of plasma released...

This magnetic storm could disrupt power grids, radio navigation systems and satellites causing problems with phone and internet networks

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A giant coronal hole in the sun recently sent charged particles hurtling toward Earth. These solar winds triggered a geomagnetic storm that could disrupt power grids, radio navigation systems and...

Giant 450,000 km long solar filament growing since August 31 to ignite an Earth directed Hyder Flare explosion

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A more than 450,000 km from end-to-end, dark solar filament of magnetism is currently growing on the sun since August 31, 2016. This giant filament is held above the surface...

Giant coronal hole spews solar wind creating G2-class geomagnetic storms on Earth

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The Earth is plunged into the high-speed solar wind stream of up to 700 km / s flowing from a giant coronal hole on the sun. The solar wind stream...

An extreme solar storm in 1967 almost led to a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union

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An extreme space weather event on May 23, 1967 almost led to a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. This almost cataclysmic event led the military to...

Gigantic 700,000 km long magnetic canyon opens up on the sun

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A gigantic magnetic canyon, stretching more than 700,000 km from end to end, has formed on the sun on July 5, 2016. The coronal hole released a gaseous stream of...

The sun’s magnetic field is just too hypnotizing just before it shifts

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Something big is about to happen on the sun. The sun's magnetic field is about to flip. And this change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system. But the...

Why has the sun been so quiet lately? The sun switches from Solar Max to Solar Min

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Is anyone wondering, why has the sun been so quiet lately? Well it seems that the 11-year sunspot cycle is crashing as the sun transitions from Solar Max to Solar...

Mysterious spherical object flies into the sun

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What is this mysterious object flying into the sun? It was photographed by NASA's SOHO Lasco C3 on February 14, 2016. According to the video uploader, this large spherical object with the black...

Geomagnetic storm expected on 14-15 February 2016

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A small geomagnetic storm is expected during the night of 14/15 February, 2016. This solar storm was produced by a long duration C8.9 flare on February 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm...

Signs in the sky: Sundogs and iridescent clouds announce Winter Storm Jonas

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Sometimes there are signs in the sky... Sundogs on steroids! Iridescent clouds explosion! And haunting Moon halos! Look at these amazing sky phenomena that appeared in the sky of the eastern...

The first sunrise of 2016 over Mount Fuji is awesome… Happy New Year

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The first sunrise of 2016 over Mount Fuji in Japan is just awesome. Happy New Year 2016. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Strong G3 geomagnetic storm expected to hit Earth on December 30, 2015

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Large sunspot AR2473 erupted on December 28, 2015, producing a slow but powerful M1.9-class solar flare. The explosion also produced a coronal mass ejection (CME) which will hit Earth creating a strong...

Intense yellow auroras light up the sky of Murmansk

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Auroras result from emissions of photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere which differ with altitude. At high altitudes oxygen red dominates, then oxygen green and nitrogen blue/red, then finally...

Comet Catalina is currently experiencing a magnetic storm

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There is currently a magnetic storm hitting Comet Catalina. The storm is clearly visible in the sinuous blue ion tail of C/2013 US10 as giant blobs of plasma are forming as shown...

Pole shift: NASA researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field

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NASA researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field. And this would have catastrophic consequences for humanity as when the polar shift happens the Earth...

The sun looks like it was shutting down

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On October 17, 2015... The sun looked like it was shutting down. Shocking picture by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO. Do you know what is going on on our star? Follow...