Sun Unleashes 5 Major Flares, Earth May Soon Get Pounded
Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2005
Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
An ongoing series of major solar flares, including one late Friday, could disrupt communications on Earth and generate colorful sky shows for people at high northern latitudes over the weekend.
Even more serious effects are possible next week.
The spate of activity from the Sun is being generated by a large sunspot named 798. Sunspots are cooler and darker regions of pent-up magnetic activity. When they unleash their energy, it's a bit like the top coming off a shaken champagne bottle.
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