Powerful Solar Storm Rips into Earth's Magnetic Field

March 17, 2015 5:41 PM

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Powerful Solar Storm Rips into Earth's Magnetic Field

The most powerful solar storm of the current solar cycle is currently reverberating around the globe.

Initially triggered by the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) hitting our planet’s magnetosphere, a relatively mild geomagnetic storm erupted at around 04:30 UT (12:30 a.m. EDT), but it has since ramped-up to an impressive G4-class geomagnetic storm, priming high latitudes for some impressive a...

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