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A solar storm is expected to reach Earth today, so keep an eye out for auroras.
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A solar storm is expected to reach Earth today, so keep an eye out for auroras.

The world may be anticipating the launch of the Artemis I rocket today, but nature has its own highlights to display, whether it's rain or fuel spills. According to Space.com, our world is on Aurora watch since a coronal mass ejection released last Friday is due to approach us today. CMEs arise when the Sun emits massive volumes of energy and highly magnetized particle matter from its surface. CMEs often form after high magnetic energy regions on the Sun's surface momentarily obstruct the convection process. Because of its lower temperature, the region on the surface cools and becomes visible as a dark patch from Earth's telescopes. Scientists refer to it as a sunspot. Over millennia, astronomers have studied the solar surface for the appearance of sunspots and discovered that their nu...