Mar 12

Large solar flares generate geomagnetic storm

Source: ESA

A large sunspot region (AR1429) unleashes an X5 class flare.
Image credits: ESA/NASA/SOHO/SDO.

A pair of unusually large solar flares early yesterday generated a Coronal Mass Ejection that will reach Earth around mid-day today. It will likely cause at least a strong geomagnetic storm that could affect satellites in space and trigger auroral displays.(read more)

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