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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

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Eclipse 1980 - solar max again (Credit: High Altitude Observatory/ National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Eclipse 1980 - solar max again (Credit: High Altitude Observatory/ National Center for Atmospheric Research)

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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