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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

POLAR GATEWAYS PODCAST GALLERY

This arch is made from the lower jaw bones of a large sized bowhead whale. It was erected in the 1980ís by Charles D. Brower's sons. Today it serves as a tourist attraction where visitors from all over the world pose to have their pictures taken by the Chuckhi Sea. To the right and the left of the whale bone arches are the frames of 2 umiaks. These wooden frames are covered with the hides of bearded seal and become the principal method of transportation during spring whaling.

This arch is made from the lower jaw bones of a large sized bowhead whale. It was erected in the 1980ís by Charles D. Brower's sons. Today it serves as a tourist attraction where visitors from all over the world pose to have their pictures taken by the Chuckhi Sea. To the right and the left of the whale bone arches are the frames of 2 umiaks. These wooden frames are covered with the hides of bearded seal and become the principal method of transportation during spring whaling. Photo Credit - Jay Friedlander

Space Weather Fact

The fastest coronal mass ejection was recorded on August 4, 1972 and traveled from the sun to earth in 14.6 hours - a speed of nearly 10 million kilometers per hour!

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