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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

Picture of an auroral storm over Canada taken from the DMSP satellite at night. (Courtesy - DMSP)

Picture of an auroral storm over Canada taken from the DMSP satellite at night. (Courtesy - DMSP).

This image appears in the Technology Through Time article, #61: "What Causes An Auroral Storm?".

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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