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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms.

Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms

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

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

NASA Fact

Earth's climate was seriously chilled during the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715) when no 11-year sunspot cycles were detected.