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Aurora Visible in Milton, VT on October 8th, 2013. Courtesy: Ethan Rogati.

Geomagnetic Storm Watch – Aurora Potential!

The sun has been throwing temper tantrums this week, and pretty spectacular ones at that.

09/12/2014

Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

July Heat Wave & The Northern Lights

Skies will become partly sunny this afternoon with light to breezy west winds, highs will climb into the upper 80’s and Lwr 90’s in most areas. Clouds this morning at the beaches will give way to an afternoon haze. Where clouds linger longer, this will help to keep temps mostly in the 80’s.

WBZ-TV–07/14/2012

IN SPACE - MARCH 6: In this handout from NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a X5.4 solar flare, the largest in five years, erupts from the sun's surface March 6, 2012. According to reports, particles from the flare are suppose to reach earth early March 7, possibly disrupting technology such as GPS system, satellite networks and airline flights. (Photo by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) via Getty Images)

Solar Storm Fizzles, But BU Prof. Expects Worst Still To Come

While the latest solar storm has not created anything approaching electronic Armageddon, the worst may be yet to come.

03/09/2012

(Photo by NOAA/National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center via Getty Images)

Northern Lights May Be Visible From New England After Solar Storm

The sun is bombarding the Earth with the biggest solar storm since October 2003 and is causing the night sky to light up with Aurora Borealis.

01/24/2012

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