Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Sun Goes Strangely Quiet

Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 14, 2013:

QUIET SUN: Right in the middle of Solar Max, the sun has entered one of its deepest quiet spells in years. Flare activity has subsided and the sun's x-ray output has flatlined.  This event highlights the unpredictability of the solar cycle.  Visit for updates and commentary.

AURORAS ANYWAY: Even during a period of low solar activity, geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible as solar wind streams buffet Earth's magnetic field. Earth is inside such a stream right now. Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

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