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The Sun, the Earth and the Weather

March 8, 2012

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As you may have noticed there are several differences with the issue this time. First and foremost, much of this issue is concerned with a single subject – our local star, which is heading for a peak of activity due next year. Chances are that this issue and other similar coverage will be all you […]

Massive solar storm

March 8, 2012

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With superb timing for this issue, while the articles were being prepared news came of a vast solar storm heading for the Earth (Wednesday 7th March 2012 at 11:05 pm). Details can be found at the Guardian website, from which much of this article is directly drawn. Either use our link at Massive solar storm […]

The solar downside

March 8, 2012

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Not all is well on the solar front, despite the plummetting costs of solar panel production during 2011 (see our article Solar power gets realistic in this issue). We may be able to look forward to more widespread use of solar power in the near future, and along with it electricity that is both cheaper […]

Solar Flare

November 2, 2011

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Earlier in the year, in February 2011, there were a series of large solar flares that reached the Earth, At least three of these large flares, the largest for at least the last four years, not only reached the Earth, but produced some of the best sightings of the Northern Lights seen in the United […]