Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Solar Cycle 24: How Epic is the 2013 Solar Maximum?

Since we're virtually at the peak of sun's solar maximum for 2013, it makes sense to have a look at how this solar maximum compares to that of previous solar cycles. This discussion may remind some of you that, earlier this year, we had three X-class solar flares within two days, which is rather impressive as X-class flares are the largest and most dangerous kind of solar flare. They are major events that can trigger radio blackouts around the whole world and cause long-lasting radiation storms in the upper atmosphere (hello, aurora).

So, how does this solar maximum stack up against previous cycles? To find out, see the full article at:

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