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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘coronal mass ejection’

Aurora borealis in Colorado?

Aurora borealis in Colorado?

  Aurora borealis may dip into state tonight, say CU-Boulder experts University of Colorado Boulder space weather experts say a powerful solar storm may cause the aurora borealis to light up as far south as Colorado and New Mexico in the coming nights. Daniel Baker, director of CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, said space weather forecasts indicate there is a good chance a coronal mass ejection tied to a large solar flare from the sun Tuesday may ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Violent Sunspot Group AR 1302 Unleashes a Flare  Image Credit: jp-BrahicExplanation: One of the most active sunspot groups in years is currently crossing the Sun. AR 1302 first came around the Sun's edge last week and is so large it can be seen without a telescope. Coronal Mass Ejections from AR 1302 have already caused strong geomagnetic storms including notable aurora activity around both of Earth's poles. Pictured above, plasma was left magnetically hanging above the Sun's ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day X-Class Flare Credit: NASA / Goddard / SDO AIA Team Explanation: On Valentine's Day (ET) the Sun unleased one of its most powerful explosions, an X-class flare. The blast was the largest so far in the new solar cycle. Erupting from active region AR1158 in the Sun's southern hemisphere,the flare is captured here in this extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The intense burst ... Full Story

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