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"Solar Blast Just Misses Earth"
> Space Weather News for August 8, 2010
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 http://spaceweather.com 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: