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Aurora Australis lights up the skies

Laura Goodall posted in on March 19th, 2015.

A magnificent light display – known as the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis – was visible even as far north as Australia on Tuesday night, with the best vantage being in the lower half of the South Island. The curtains and swirls of red, pink and green light are only seen in a few countries nearest […]

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Solar storm – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 9th, 2012.

Two solar flares that occurred on the sun on 7 March have caused a large cloud of charged particles (a coronal mass ejection; CME) to hurtle towards Earth. A statement, video and images can be found on the NASA website, with the latest update noting that the CME has reached the edge of the Earth’s […]

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