Articles tagged "northern light"

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How epic solar winds make brilliant polar lights

Lesson by Michael Molina and animation by Franco Barroeta explains the phenomena known as polar lights. Source: EdTED Featured image: Polar light illustration (Credit: Franco

July 13, 2013

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Minor (G1-class) geomagnetic storm underway - activity intensified due to open crack in Earth's magnetic field

A disturbance rippled through Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 14th. On several occasions the sky was full of auroras from horizon to horizon, said photographer and aurora tour guide Chad Blakley of Abisko National Park, Sweden for Spaceweather.com.An update to the

February 15, 2012

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Strong solar activity causing severe geomagnetic storm

High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. A strong (Kp=7) geomagnetic storm is in progress. Earth's magnetic field has been strongly disturbed since approximately 1300 UT on Sept. 26th when a CME hit our planet. The impact strongly compressed the

September 26, 2011

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Expected impact of an incoming solar wind stream

NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic activity today in response to the expected impact of an incoming solar wind stream.Solar activity is at very low levels and there is currently no chance for strong solar flares on the earth facing side of

August 29, 2011

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Solar storm displays Northern light in UK

 Britain should experience spectacular Northern Lights displays from Thursday due to a large solar storm which could disrupt communication networks, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said. “Since February 13 three energetic solar flares have erupted on the

February 18, 2011