Solar Storms

Posted on March 7, 2006  Comments (4)

Solar Storm Causes X-Ray Aurora

Photo: Solar Storm Causes X-Ray Aurora, On April 7, the SOHO spacecraft spotted a Solar Storm ejecting a cloud of energetic particles toward planet Earth. The plasma cloud’s center missed Earth, but high energy particles swept up by Earth’s magnetosphere still created a geomagnetic storm! Read more, from NASA.

Stronger Solar Storms Predicted; Blackouts May Result, John Roach for National Geographic News

“This prediction of an active solar cycle suggests we are potentially looking at more communication and navigation disruptions, more satellite failures, possible disruption of electric grids and blackouts, more dangerous conditions for astronauts—all these things,” Behnke said during the briefing.

New Model Predicts Severe Solar Activity

4 Responses to “Solar Storms”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Eruption
    April 16th, 2006 @ 8:56 am

    [...] “It shows hot plasma escaping into space as a fiery prominence breaks free from magnetic confinement a hundred thousand kilometers above the Sun. These awesome events bear watching as they can affect communications and power systems over 100 million kilometers away on Planet Earth.” [...]

  2. CuriousCat: Solar Flares May Threaten GPS
    April 6th, 2007 @ 8:28 am

    “Dale E. Gary, chairman of the physics department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, said the burst produced 10 times more radio noise than any burst previously recorded.”

  3. Curious Cat Science Blog » Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth
    November 12th, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

    Earth’s magnetosphere (the magnetic bubble that surrounds our planet) is filled with particles from the sun that arrive via the solar wind and penetrate the planet’s magnetic defenses. They enter by following magnetic field lines that can be traced from terra firma all the way back to the sun’s atmosphere…

  4. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Sun Missing It’s Spots
    May 10th, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    [...] Solar Eruption photo – Solar Storms – Biggest Black Hole’s Mass = 18 Billion Suns by curiouscat   Tags: Research, [...]

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