Space Weather News for August 8, 2010

Space Weather News for August 8, 2010 from

SOLAR BLAST JUST MISSES EARTH: On Saturday, August 7th, magnetic fields around sunspot 1093 erupted.  NASA spacecraft and many amateur astronomers photographed the blast, which produced a strong M1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space–apparently just missing the sun-Earth line. The explosion also made whooshing sounds in the loudspeakers of some shortwave radios. Visit for audio recordings and movies of this latest solar event.

AURORA RECAP:  Last week’s geomagnetic storm sparked Northern Lights as far south as Iowa in the United States, and some nice Southern Lights over Antarctica.  For the latest images, start browsing here:


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By Steve J Posted in Main