Washington: At least 17 solar eruptions from a single sunspot on the sun have blasted into space in recent days, and may reach Earth as moderate geomagnetic storms by Thursday. The sun eruptions originated from an overactive sunspot, called AR2975, which has been firing off flares since Monday (March 28). The stellar event may also […]
Hyderabad: Amateur astronomers in Hyderabad have yet another celestial event to look forward to when the Earth will be closest to the Sun this year today. On Tuesday, at around 12.09 pm, the planet Earth will reach the closest point to Sun, a phenomenon known as Perihelion. Since Earth is on an elliptical orbit, it […]
Solar storms have proven to be quite disruptive in the past. The energy particles can also be damaging to electronic equipment and astronauts or passengers in high-flying aircraft and also can trigger radio blackouts.
The Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on Wednesday will be visible in several countries as the Moon turns into a bloodmoon. The full moon today will be the year's biggest 'supermoon' and feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years.