Tag Archives: Solar Flares

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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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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