On the watch for solar superstorms

Friday, May 9, 2014

NCAR solar physicist Scott McIntosh is raising awareness. While the current peak in the 11-year cycle of sunspot activity is on the weak side, the Sun might still produce a major storm at any point. And as solar researchers point out, the most dangerous storms are most likely during the waning part of the solar cycle, which will unfold later this decade.
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