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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

The solar surface is like a magnetic carpet with small fields reconnecting to make larger ones  (Courtesy - SOHO)

This image appears in the Technology Through Time article, #60: "Where does the Sun's magnetic field come from?".

Space Weather Fact

On April 8, 1947, the largest sunspot in modern history reached its maximum size of over 330 times Earth's area.

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