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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Coronal Mass Ejection Impacts Earth Today

Skywatchers at high latitudes could be in for a spectacular treat of northern lights, the Aurora Borealis, Tuesday and Wednesday: After a relatively quiet stretch, it appears the sun is ramping up its activity.

Solar eruptions, called a coronal mass ejection [CME], are expected to go into a maximum period over the next 30-months with some scientists suggesting it could be a 100 year record of solar flare activity. SpaceWeather provides current information on the CME impact and aurora sightings.

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