Articles tagged "cycle 24"

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Earth facing side of Sun without active sunspots

The Earth facing side of the Sun is nearly blank today (with the exception of a few very small sunspots). This is yet another example of how weak this current Solar Cycle 24 really is in comparison to the previous cycles during the past 100 years. Hard to believe that

June 22, 2012

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Geomagnetic storm in progress

As predicted by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at ~03:30 UT on Sept 17th. The impact sparked a moderate geomagnetic storm (in progress) and auroras around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watch

September 17, 2011

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Incoming coronal mass ejection

As predicted by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at ~03:30 UT on Sept 17th. The impact was not strong. Nevertheless, the arrival of the CME could spark geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle.

September 17, 2011