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    Aurora Watch: Solar Flares Are Lighting Up the Northern Skies

    fileAurora fans, take note: What is claimed to be the largest solar radiation storm since 2005 has outer space sizzling, an event that in the days ahead may yield some dramatic displays of the Northern Lights. The impact of a large solar flare first reached earth on Sunday night, according to a Washington Post report, and will continue to bombard the planet through Wednesday. The article states that the flare's elevated radiation "is mostly a concern for satellite disruptions and astronauts in ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 24, 2012 9:53 PM & Tagged aurora and northern lights | permalink | Comments

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