Sun still unsettled for another few days

Sep 13, 2005

Geomagnetic storms are expected to continue for the next few days, raising the chances of disruptions to radio transmissions and other communications.

Flares and other solar activity spiked last week and continued through Monday night with four big M-class eruptions reported in one region of the Sun's surface.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Tuesday that solar activity would continue until around Sept. 15 with geomagnetic storms reaching G2 level, solar radiation storms at S1, and radio blackouts reaching R2 over the next 24 hours.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Holiday lights on the Sun: SDO imagery of a significant solar flare

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

Dec 08, 2014

Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.

India says will not be bulldozed at climate talks

Dec 04, 2014

India, the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, said Thursday it is committed to tackling global warming but vowed to protect its interests at the latest round of UN climate talks in Lima.

Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn

Nov 20, 2014

Nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.

Recommended for you

Scientists 'map' water vapor in Martian atmosphere

7 hours ago

Russian scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), together with their French and American colleagues, have ...

Water fleas prepared for trip to space

11 hours ago

Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.