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The giant sunspot AR3038 has doubled in size and is aimed straight at Earth. Maybe Aurora is coming

Sunspots are usually not a real cause for concern, even if they double overnight and grow to twice the size of the Earth itself. This is exactly what happened with the active region 3038 (AR3038), a sunspot that faces the Earth and could produce some smaller solar flares. While there is no cause for concern, …

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A solar storm hits Earth, leaving forecasters in doubt – and could last for days

A SMALL solar storm hit Earth over the weekend, prompting the display of northern lights in the Arctic. The storm was caused by a salvo of radiation known as coronal mass ejection (CME), according to space-time monitoring data. 2 A solar storm hit Earth this weekend causing sporadic depictions of northern lightsCredits: Getty 2 Solar …

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