Tag Archives: CME

Geomagnetic storms in weekend forecast

Heads up! Geomagnetic storms may make it a challenge to hear the test broadcast of Hamburger Lokalradio this weekend or any shortwave broadcaster for that matter. Full details at Spaceweather.com and the ARRL (below): (Source: ARRL) Spaceweather.com reports a strong geomagnetic … Continue reading

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Massive solar flare launches CME – poor propagation today

(Source: Discovery News) The sun has unleashed the biggest solar flare of the year, quickly followed by an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). Both phenomena have the potential to impact communications and electronics on Earth and in orbit. [...]A CME … Continue reading

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Massive sunspots appear, solar flares could follow

(Source: Christian Science Monitor) A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths whole, and could trigger solar flares this week, NASA scientists say. The giant sunspot was captured on camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory as … Continue reading

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Wired: Listen to a Solar Flare Drown Out Radio Communications on Earth

(Source: Wired) Over the weekend, a tiny spot on the sun erupted into a moderately sized solar flare that was particularly loud in radio waves. With the sound of a roaring wave, it completely drowned out radio communication all over the … Continue reading

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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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Another solar storm headed to Earth

Even the Wall Street Journal picked up on the latest solar flare–the biggest in 5 years–which is headed towards Earth: WASHINGTON—The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that … Continue reading

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NPR explains space weather and the CME heading our way

I think this is one of the best, simple explanations of space weather that I’ve seen lately: (Source: NPR) Space weather, as it is called, originates with solar magnetic activity. The sun is a giant spinning ball of charged particles. … Continue reading

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