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Solar storm: Earth battered by 220,000mph winds from Sun as forecasters warn 'stay alert'


“We call this physical process ‘excitation’, but it’s very much like heating a gas and making it glow.”

According to the website SpaceWeather.com, auroras should remain visible in the Arctic skies tonight.

The website’s experts wrote: Earth’s magnetic field is reverberating from the impact of a CME during the early hours of October 12.

“The blow triggered a G2-class geomagnetic storm – actually, a double storm – which is only now subsiding more than 12 hours later.





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