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High Solar Activity May Trigger Auroras
High Solar Activity May Trigger Auroras
10 Jun 2003

Space Weather News for June 10, 2003

SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity is high. Giant sunspot 375 unleashed a series of strong solar flares on June 9th and 10th. Although several coronal mass ejections (CMEs) have billowed away from the sun, it's possible that none were Earth-directed. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras, however, in case some of these CMEs do reach our planet. This could happen as early as June 11th. The best observing sites would be at high latitudes--e.g. southern parts of New Zealand and Australia, Canada, and northern US states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

ISS MOON MOVIE: A satellite-watcher in England has captured rare footage of the International Space Station in daylight while crossing in front of the moon. Visit to see the movie and more...

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Last Updated: 11 Jun 2003