The geomagnetic activity caused by the passage of the 28 Dec coronal mass ejection has began to subside and the near-Earth solar wind environment is returning to normal levels.
A positive polarity coronal hole in the northern hemisphere is expected to cause periods of active geomagnetic field activity (Kp=4) on 02-03
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Does the sun and solar flares have an effect on earth and its people?
Solar flares will begin to have a noticeable impact on all of us to some
The sun is capable of firing off an incredibly powerful superflare that could wreak havoc on Earth's technology-dependent society, a new study suggests.
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Last week on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 the Sun blasted us with a direct hit from a powerful solar flare that wiped out a huge amount of radio communication, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. Mike Wall of Space.com writes: “The Wednesday flare registered as an X2.2 sun storm on
The sun has fully "flipped upside down", with its north and south poles reversed to reach the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24, Nasa has said.
Now, the magnetic fields have once again started moving in opposite directions to begin the completion of the 22 year long process which will culminate in