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Don’t panic: the northern lights won’t be turning off anytime soon

The northern lights are nature’s very own magnificent light show. They are the mesmerizing end result of electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth’s upper atmosphere. 646 more words

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NASA Scientist Studies Whether Solar Storms Cause Animal Beachings

A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises — collectively known as cetaceans — end up getting stranded along coastal areas worldwide. 748 more words

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New Space Weather Model Helps Simulate Magnetic Structure of Solar Storms

The dynamic space environment that surrounds Earth – the space our astronauts and spacecraft travel through – can be rattled by huge solar eruptions from the sun, which spew giant clouds of magnetic energy and plasma, a hot gas of electrically charged particles, out into space. 520 more words

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NOAA forecasters say there is 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms

This is a “coronal hole” (CH)–a region where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape.  Material is flowing from this coronal hole at speeds exceeding 650 km/s (1.5 million mph). 120 more words

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A big hole in the sun's atmosphere

At the end of October, a hole in the sun’s atmosphere lashed Earth’s magnetic field with solar wind, sparking moderately-strong geomagnetic storms and almost a full week of Arctic auroras. 52 more words

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Solar Storms and Jupiter's Dancing Lights

By Shelby Traynor

Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/UCL/W.Dunn et al, Optical: NASA/STScI

In case you thought Jupiter couldn’t get any cooler, a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research has laid out evidence that solar storms are causing Jupiter’s auroras (think the Northern Lights, the Southern Lights, or… 434 more words

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Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2336
Issue Time: 2016 Mar 16 1322 UTC

ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2016 Mar 16 1300 UTC
Station: GOES13
 

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant 
charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

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