The (Not So) Great Halloween Solar St...

The (Not So) Great Halloween Solar Storm of 2013

There are 2 comments on the Criminal Report Daily story from Oct 31, 2013, titled The (Not So) Great Halloween Solar Storm of 2013. In it, Criminal Report Daily reports that:

This is the year of the sun's peak in its solar cycle. As expected, our nearest star is kicking off some pretty powerful flares and generating some nice auroral displays at high latitudes where energetic particles from the solar wind interact with the upper atmosphere.

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Vic

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 1, 2013
Sky High Energy

Ahmedabad, India

#2 Apr 18, 2014
At the peak of these "Halloween Storms," as solar physicists began to call them, airlines had to re-route polar flights to lower latitudes, the power went out in parts of Sweden, and more than half of NASA's satellite fleet experienced problems ranging from temporary shut-downs to permanent damage.

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