Aurora Borealis Lighting Up Night Sky All Week Due To Severe Solar StormA second strong solar storm this week is predicted to slam Earth Wednesday, causing fluctuations in the power grid and GPS while sparking bright auroras across the world.
NASA To Study Mysterious 'Magnetic Explosions' Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-RaysEarth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects--unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four "Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission" satellites, studying these "magnetic reconnections" and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.
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Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And NavigationA series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.
Not Likely To See Northern Lights From Solar Storm In CaliforniaA storm from the sun turned the northernmost skies of Earth into a show of northern lights. That said, those looking for a light show Tuesday night here in the Bay Area might not be in for such a treat.