joi, 17 februarie 2011

Northern Lights to be visible from Britain

- Spectacular Northern Lights displays wil be visible from northern Britain from tonight as a result of a large solar storm, the British Geological Society (BGS) said.
Scientists are warning that the eruption of the largest solar flare in four years will also disrup communications. Full story:

* Solar flare affects shortwave radio communications in southern China... THERE'S A HOLE IN THE SUN!... Solar flares could paralyse Britain's power and communications, Liam Fox says...Discovery ( Aug 25, 2010): IS THE SUN EMITTING A MYSTERY PARTICLE?...LiveScience(29 July 2010): Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern... National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays... Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage... Scientists: solar activity could hit London 2012 Olympic Games... Dr. Michio Kaku Warns of 2012 Solar Storm... NASA: Sun's Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests...'Blocked' jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists... Sun storm to hit with 'force of 100m bombs':