Latest Space Weather Prediction Center Stories
As Halloween approaches most people are thinking about costume parties, tricks and treats, haunted hayrides and perhaps a rogue werewolf running amok. But for scientists, this October 31 may provide a scare much different than what most kids get when they go Trick-or-Treating this All Hallow's Eve.
A coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare emitted early Thursday morning is unlikely to reach Earth, but it could affect one of the two STEREO satellites currently orbiting the sun.
A solar storm, scheduled to arrive Saturday morning and last through the end of the day on Sunday, is expected to put on a show for sky-gazers but should otherwise have little to no effect, according to scientists.
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After years of relative somnolence, the sun is beginning to stir.
A solar flare from Sunday collided with Earth on Tuesday, becoming the largest solar radiation storm since October 2003.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm watch as experts predicted that the biggest solar storm since 2005 is expected to hit Earth Tuesday morning.
Scientists have warned of a major solar storm hitting the Earth that could possibly knock out radio signals. Experts expect radio blackouts for a few days after the radiation from the coronal mass ejection (CME) hits our planet.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spotted one of the largest new sunspots to have appeared on the surface of the sun in years.
NOAA is now using a sophisticated forecast model that substantially improves predictions of space weather impacts on Earth.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.