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Electric Current Circuits in Astrophysics
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Could huge solar flare unplug Earth?
When the sun got ornery in 1859, American telegraph operators saw sparks fly. A huge solar flare belched a cloud of charged particles into Earth's path.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
25 Years Ago: Amazing Auroras from 1989's Great Solar Storm
Twenty-five years ago this week, one of the most spectacular displays of the aurora borealis, popularly referred to as the "northern lights," lit up the sky across much of North America.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Daily Freeman-Journal
In preparation for the coming season, Kendall Young Library hosted a program by Nichole Jonas, of Red Granite Farm, who shared a list of perennials that anyone can grow.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Catastrophic Solar Storm Inevitable, Insurers Warn
The sun erupted on Monday, releasing a powerful flare that happened to point away from earth, a lucky break for earthlings.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Could a giant sunburst unplug Earth?
A huge solar flare belched a cloud of charged particles into Earth's path. But other than frying telegraph lines, the electromagnetic collision caused little stir in the world.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Fri Feb 28, 2014
National Public Radio
Stunning and Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.
The light show occurs when highly charged electrons from solar wind interact with Earth's atmosphere.
The K7RA Solar Update
We saw an increase in solar activity over the past week, and it appears that perhaps the second peak of Solar Cycle 24 is not over.
Northern Lights a No-Show for Oregon, Coast, Despite Large CME
Thursday night could be seeing some excellent northern light action in Oregon and on the coast if the weather permits.
Look north: Glimmering northern lights sighting possible Thursday evening across Michigan
If tonight's arctic air is somehow tolerable , a glimpse of the northern lights might just be the sight for many across West Michigan and elsewhere.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Incredible Aurora Outburst From Recent X-Class Flare
A gorgeous image of the Aurora Borealis seen near Donegal, Ireland on Feb. 27, 2014.
Could a giant solar flare unplug Earth?
WHAT would happen if the sun suddenly erupted a gigantic solar burst aimed right at our planet? It's the silent natural disaster looming above our heads.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Solar flare means good chance of northern lights
Fun fact: An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth's magnetic field.
Bad Astronomy Blog
SPLUUURT! A Huge Flare Explodes from the Sun
Twisted magnetic fields on the Sun suddenly released on Monday, causing a massive flare of radiation that hurled a giant loop of plasma many times larger than the Earth out into space.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Rainy Wed.... Temp. Dip... Avg. Last Freeze... Solar Flare... NASA Satellite Launch From Japan
Another wet weather system will spread rain west to east through the day Wed. with some heavy rain at times including some thunder.
Explosions on the Sun
These images were taken yesterday at around 7:25 pm EST by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a satellite pointed at the Sun.
Yesterday's Mammoth Solar Flare Is The Biggest Of 2014 Yet
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of a large flare erupting from the sun Feb. 21, 2014.
Sun emits its strongest solar flare of 2014 - releasing radiation...
Unmasked: Banker who ran Goldman Sachs insider Twitter gossip account so popular it sparked internal inquiry... who actually lives in Texas and has never worked for them 'American dominance in the seas, sky and space can no longer be taken for granted,' admits Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as he slashes Army to smallest size in 74 YEARS So that's ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Earth & Sky
X-flare! Most intense flare of 2014 so far
Spaceweather.com is reporting that returning sunspot AR1990 unleashed a powerful X5-class solar flare on February 25, 2014.