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Active Sun Spots

Active Sun Spots
Posted October 31st, 2013 @ 4:00am by By KTRH’s Nikki Courtney

Solar activity has been relatively high, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Dr. Joe Kunches, a Space Scientist at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center says a geomagnetic storm is expected tomorrow.  There are a number of solar flares expected, including one that may tickle the earth’s magnetic field.

“The news is the sun has been eruptive,” says Dr. Kunches.  “We expect a very minor level of geomagnetive storm activity.”

There were a series of eruptions October 26 through the 28, what scientists call coronal mass ejections.

The activity being directed at earth today is not expected to have any discernible effect.

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