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Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years Hits Earth

Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years Hits Earth

The earth was hit by a solar storm with a speed of 600 miles per second and ten times stronger than a solar wind. According to weather scientists, the Sun’s magnetic activity has resulted to an explosion and caused the emission of solar flare headed towards the Earth. Considered as the largest flare in five […]

March 10, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

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Disruptive Solar Flares

Disruptive Solar Flares

The surface of the Sun contains sunspots which are the centres of magnetic activity.  The build up of magnetic fields causes them to break and release energy in the form of light and heat.  Sunspots continue to develop and rotate to brighten the atmosphere with the release of solar flares. When two or more sunspots […]

August 20, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

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Solar Flares Reach Earth

Solar Flares Reach Earth

Astronomers are constantly watching the active behavior of the sun after the occurrences of massive solar flares.  Since 2006, NASA has been in full alert for disruptive storms similar to those that happened in 1859 and 1921.  When those solar storms hit the Earth’s space there was global chaos due to the interruptions to the […]

March 1, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

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Threats of Solar Storms

Threats of Solar Storms

On February 24, 2011 a solar storm reached the earth and caused disruptions to satellites and electronic systems across some areas on the Northern Hemisphere.  It lasted for about 90 minutes and was considered as the strongest solar flare that has grazed the earth for the last four years. Solar flares pose threat to earth’s […]

February 28, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>