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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

Giant coronal hole on the sun sparks geomagnetic storm on Earth

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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...

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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...

Blue, purple and green auroras electrify northern sky

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

C1-class SOLAR FLARE hurls CME with an expansion velocity of more than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph) toward Earth

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In time of solar minimum, it is pretty rare to get a solar flare and especially a CME. For example, the sun had no sunspots for the...

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

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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...

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...

Largest magnetic storm in two years may displace satellites from orbit & hamper GPS navigation – Another series of CMEs approaching Earth

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The largest magnetic storm in two years, which hit Earth on Tuesday, is no joke, Russian scientists warned, saying that increased solar activity threatens electronics and people’s...

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