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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

A sequence of pictures taken by the IMAGE satellite of an aurora borealis sequence. From space, the aurora appear as a halo of light centered on the magnetic north and south poles. (Courtesy: IMAGE-FUV)

A sequence of pictures taken by the IMAGE satellite of an aurora borealis sequence. From space, the aurora appear as a halo of light centered on the magnetic north and south poles. (Courtesy: IMAGE-FUV)

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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