February 1, 2013
Solar Storm of a Lifetime: How to Prepare
Ethan Siegel, ScienceBlogs
Imagine a beautiful, clear day. The Sun is shining, the skies are clear, and you couldn’t ask for a nicer day.
All of a sudden, the Sun itself appears to brighten, just for a brief amount of time, like it released an extra burst of energy. That night, some 17 hours later, the most spectacular auroral display ever brightens the night in a way you never imagined.
TAGGED: electronics, electromagnetism, Aurora, solar storm