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Collage image for space weather
April 3, 2015

Just as a hurricane drives rain, wind, and floods, the space weather arising from a solar eruption can come in different forms. First comes the light from a solar flare, disrupting high-frequency radio communications at the Earth more or less immediately (eight minutes after leaving the Sun).

January 21, 2015

For the first time a mesoscale-resolving whole atmosphere general circulation model has been developed.

October 23, 2014

Much of the U.S. and Central America will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun this afternoon! Check the animated map below to see what time your location will be favored. If you do go out to look, be sure to use special glasses made to view the Sun. Never look directly at the Sun with naked eyes or with regular sunglasses.

Image of coronal mass ejection
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.

Image of Sun’s photospheric magnetic field
April 23, 2014

Led by Scott McIntosh of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, the scientists used a device on the SDO spacecraft to map the magnetic fields that are woven throughout the sun, and all around it.

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