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Mini ice age at the edge of space! The chill of solar minimum as our sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age

The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018, and the sun’s ultraviolet output has sharply dropped. New research shows that...

Wartime Space Weather Explosions in Vietnam: Declassified Naval archives reveal an extraordinary explosion caused by the magnetic perturbations of solar storms

On Aug. 2nd, 1972, giant sunspot MR11976 began to explode. The 1972 solar storm is legendary at NASA because it occurred in between two Apollo missions. Turns out, it's legendary in the Navy, too....

Surprisingly strong G3-class geomagnetic storm creates strong current of electricity moving underground

Earth's magnetic field is quieting, finally, almost 48 hours after a surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm sparked auroras seen from the Arctic Circle to the continental USA. And during the surprisingly strong G3-class geomagnetic storm...

Interplanetary shock wave hits Earth’s magnetic field creating red, yellow, green southern lights and blue northern lights

When an interplanetary shock wave - a supersonic disturbance in the gaseous material of the solar wind usually delivered by coronal mass ejections (CMEs) - hit Earth's magnetic field on April 19th, northern skies lit up...

Solar storm slams Earth after three coronal holes open up on the sun and release high-speed solar winds towards Earth

You may not realize it, but a solar storm is slamming Earth today after three coronal holes have opened up on the Sun last week, releasing high-speed solar winds towards Earth. Therefore, residents in...

Auroras don’t need sunspots: Dynamic swirls of pink erupt in a swirling cauldron of color (video and pictures)

The sun is blank (no sunspots). Nevertheless, this happened on March 14, 2018: Watch the video again and pay special attention to the moments after 1:30. Those dynamic swirls of pink are caused by energetic...

So far in 2018, the sun has been blank for 37 days or for more than half of the time! A never seen phenomenon since 10 years

The sun is blank... And it shouldn't change as we near solar minimum at great speed. Sunspots are becoming scarce. So far in 2018, the sun has been blank - without sunspots - for...

We have to build a shield made of waves to save Planet Earth from EMPs

Saving our planet from the many upcoming potential threats will require a wide variety of initiatives and ideas. Unfortunately, one of our many possible future disasters is the sun deciding we need to be...

Power cut or Mass extinction? The next global Earth’s magnetic field reversal will have dramatic consequences for life on Earth

It may come as a shock to many of us, but the Earth’s magnetic poles are on the move and have been for the century or so of detailed measurements. In the case of...

Uncommonly long and narrow 700,000 km coronal hole floats over sun’s atmosphere preparing for eruption

There is a gash floating over the sun's atmosphere... Although coronal holes are common and appear every few weeks at the surface of the sun, this one is uncommonly long - 700,000 km -...

Geomagnetic unrest: Stream of solar wind is blowing around Earth faster than 600 km/s, causing intermittent G1-class geomagnetic storms

A stream of solar wind is blowing around Earth faster than 600 km/s. This is causing intermittent G1-class geomagnetic storms and Arctic auroras. According to NOAA forecasters there is a 55% chance of G1-storms...

Northern lights invade the USA as unexpected phenomenon sparks G2-class storm

Space weather forecasters predicted a minor geomagnetic storm on Nov. 7th. But owing to a rare phenomenon, it turned out to be much stronger. As night fell across North America, auroras invaded Canada and a...

Explosive: Nationwide solar storm emergency preparedness drill during antifa protests on November 4 2017

The US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, simulating the impacts of a massive coronal mass ejection event on the national power grid as well as all...

Spotless sun sparks bright auroras continuously during 5 consecutive days!?!

Spotless sun sparks bright auroras continuously during 5 days in a row... What? For a whole week, Oct. 9th - 15th, the face of the sun was utterly blank. There were no sunspots and no...

Magnetic unrest in England after arrival of a high-speed solar wind stream on Oct. 11th

In England, magnetic fields at ground level have been shaking back and forth in response to the high-speed solar wind stream on Oct. 11th. Look at the geomagnetic storm in action: The plot shows the change...

Giant coronal hole on the sun sparks geomagnetic storm on Earth

A giant coronal hole in the sun's atmosphere is spewing solar wind toward Earth. Traveling faster than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph), the solar wind stream reached our planet on Sept. 24th and produced awesome...

Blue, purple and green auroras electrify northern sky

Blue, purple and green! The G2 geomagnetic storm on September 16, 2017, was so powerful that even blue and purple colors appeared ontop of green. The majority of auroral displays are predominantly green because the human...

Sunspot AR2673 unleashes the strongest solar flare in more than a decade causing a strong shortwave radio blackout over Europe, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean

Sunspot AR2673 unleashed a major X9.3-class solar flare. That is the strongest solar flare in more than a decade! X-rays and UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, causing a strong...

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

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 between July 5th and July...

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

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 of the Perseid meteor shower...

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

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 and managed to spark G3...

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

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 coronal hole caused solar wind...

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

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' APPROACHES When the sun blasts a...

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

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 NOAA forecasters suggests that a...

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

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 might have noticed the blackout...

Massive solar coronal hole facing Earth creates geomagnetic storm

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 seen in this animation directed...

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

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, a hole in the sun's...

Powerful geomagnetic storm cracks Earth’s magnetosphere

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 from the Sun struck the...

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

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 satellites, which could cause problems...

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

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 of the sun by magnetic...

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

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 is buffeting Earth's magnetic field...

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

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 recognize space weather as an...

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

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 solar wind that should reach...

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

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 reversal hasn't occurred yet. In...

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

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 Min. For the past two years,...

Mysterious spherical object flies into the sun

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 circle has shown up in...

Geomagnetic storm expected on 14-15 February 2016

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 (UTC). The predicted power of the...

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

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 US just before winter storm...

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

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

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 Class G3 geomagnetic storm at...