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These images from the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument aboard NASA’s MAVEN orbiter show the appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm in September 2017.
It could refer to the following:
- Coronal mass ejection: Corona, the outer solar atmosphere, is structured by strong magnetic fields. Where these fields are closed, often above sunspot groups, the confined solar atmosphere can suddenly and violently release bubbles of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A solar storm is slamming into Earth with the possibility of extending bright auroras into large parts of the northern United States. 105 more words
Eruptions from the Sun move Less Like Bullets, More Like a Sneeze: A Sneeze that Could Blow Out All the Lights on Earth
Solar Flares and Solar Energetic Particles emitted by the Sun’s ‘solar storms’ may cause severe radio interference on Earth and endanger astronauts and spacecraft, but the most dangerous part of a ‘solar storm’ for Earthlings is a Coronal Mass Ejection, (CME) – which occurs when magnetic reconnection on the Sun’s surface “pinches off” a giant loop of magnetic field, blasting off a big chunk of the Sun’s super-hot plasma. 919 more words