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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

FIGURE 5. Schematic representation of  a magnetic field in the Radiative Zone (red lines); the shearing of part of this field in the Tachocline (green regio nwith black lines) according to one theory of solar magnetism. (Courtesy Gough and McIntyre)

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

Space Weather Fact

The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!

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