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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Our protection from external radiation shortly disappeared in 2015, based on the analysis of data from India’s GRAPES-3 muon telescope, the world’s most sensitive cosmic-ray monitoring system. 85 more words
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
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.