Solar flares are a sudden release of energy from the sun that can cause various effects on Earth. These flares are often associated with sunspots, which are dark patches on the sun’s surface. Sunspots occur when the magnetic field lines in the sun’s atmosphere become twisted and tangled. When these… Read More »Solar Flares: What They Are and Why They Matter
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The sunspot cycle is a natural occurrence every 11 years or so. It is the result of changes in the sun’s magnetic field. The solar cycle can affect us here on Earth, sometimes causing communications and electrical grid problems. We are currently in the developing stages of Solar Cycle 25,… Read More »How the Sunspot Cycle Affects Us Here on Earth
Sunspots are dark spots that appear on the sun’s surface. But why do sunspots appear dark in the sun? What causes them? And what’s their purpose? This blog post will answer all of those questions and more. We’ll explain what sunspots are, why they form, and why they look darker… Read More »Why do Sunspots Appear Dark on the Sun? We Have the Answer
A geomagnetic storm watch has been issued, says the news. What does this mean? A geomagnetic storm is likely to occur in 48 hours. What does this mean for you? In this blog post, we will discuss what a geomagnetic storm is, and its effects on humans and technology. But… Read More »Geomagnetic Storm Watch: What You Need to Know
What is the aurora? This mesmerizing natural space weather phenomenon has puzzled people for centuries. The aurora borealis and aurora australis are two types of auroras that can be seen in different parts of the world. These light shows occur when charged particles from the sun collide with atoms in… Read More »After Solar Flares, Aurora Borealis Glow: Here’s the Science