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(CNN) — Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.
A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday. 546 more words
This image provided by NASA shows an extreme ultra-violet wavelength image of solar flare captured about 1 45 p.m. EDT. It s been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun said Tom Berger director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder Colo. AP
A sunspot five times the width of Earth exploded earlier this week. On September 10, it released an X-1.6 class solar flare. A solar flare is a sudden burst of energy that releases much more light and other radiation in one second than it usually does. 706 more words