Popular Articles on the Solar Maximum


Since the upcoming solar maximum will be a big event in space, with many possible effects on our planet, popular news organizations have picked up on the concept and reported on it. If you want explanations designed for the general public, lots of pictures, and a broad range of information on the solar maximum, take a look at the following articles.

  • Fire in the Sky -- Scientific American, 7/00
  • Sun Storms Creating a Stir on Earth -- CNN, 6/9/00
  • Earth Braces for Shock Waves from Sun -- CNN, 6/8/00
  • Heavy Weather from the Sun -- The Star, 6/4/00
  • Solar S'Mores -- MSFC, 5/30/00
  • Ephemeral Auroras Increase Due to Solar Storm Activity -- Space.Com, 5/9/00
  • Solar Ups and Downs -- MSFC, 5/9/00
  • Solar Storms Keep Space Forecaster Hopping -- Space.Com, 4/17/00
  • Solar Cycle Update -- MSFC, 3/22/00
  • The Sun's Show Hots Up -- BBC, 3/3/00
  • Learning to Cope With Solar Storms -- MSNBC, 2/27/00
  • Stormy Weather -- Time, 2/14/00
  • Arsenal of the Sun -- Popular Science, 2/2000
  • What is a Solar Maximum and What Happens? -- Space.Com, 1/31/00
  • NASA Scientist Improves Solar Predictions -- MSFC, 1/26/00
  • Intense Solar Storms on the Horizon in 2000 -- DisasterRelief.Org, 1/12/00
  • Solar Cycle Ups and Downs Continue to Mystify Scientists -- MSFC, 12/16/99
  • Solar Max May Not Be as Meddlesome as First Thought -- Space.Com, 12/16/99
  • Radio Blackouts Herald Boost in Solar Activity -- Space.Com, 11/16/99
  • An Active Sun -- BBC, 11/15/99
  • Solar Storms Will Be Disruptive -- Wired.Com, 11/11/99
  • Storm Warnings for Millennium Sun -- ABC News, 11/10/99
  • Sun May Pick Up Where Y2K Leaves Off -- ExploreZone.Com, 11/10/99
  • Sun May Pick Up Where Y2K Leaves Off -- Space.Com, 11/10/99
  • New NOAA Space Weather Scales Make Solar Max Effects More Predictable -- NOAA, 11/9/99
  • New Scales Rate Space Storms -- MSNBC, 11/9/99
  • Sun Poses New Y2K Concerns -- USA Today, 11/9/99
  • Sun Excites Northern Lights -- ExploreZone.Com, 10/25/99
  • Solar Activity to Peak in Mid-2000 -- SpaceViews, 10/17/99
  • Sunspot Activity Will Peak Next Year -- Space.Com, 10/15/99
  • Solar Cycle Update -- MSFC, 10/14/99
  • Forget Y2K: Prepare for the Solar Maximum -- CNN, 9/1/99
  • Solar Activity Heats Up -- MSFC, 8/31/99
  • Solar Maximum to Boost Eclipse -- ENN, 8/9/99
  • Predicting the Sun's Weather -- Space.Com, 7/22/99
  • Seasons of the Sun -- MSFC, 7/22/99
  • First Major Flare of New Solar Cycle Occurs -- USA Today, 6/24/99
  • Solar Maximum Will Ignite Auroras -- USA Today, 6/24/99
  • Sun's Rage Could Darken High-Tech Earth -- USA Today, 6/24/99
  • Potentially Disruptive Solar Maximum May Arrive Earlier than Expected -- ExploreZone.Com, 6/1/99
  • "Rush to the Poles" Predicts Coming Solar Max -- Astronomy, 6/99
  • Forecast: Severe Solar Storms -- ABC News, 5/31/99
  • Whole Sun Month at Solar Minimum -- AGU, 5/10/99
  • Approaching Solar Maximum Expected to Change Climate -- Explorezone.Com, 4/12/99
  • Link Between Solar Cycle and Climate is Blowin' in the Wind -- NASA, 4/8/99
  • Millennium Satellite to Image Space Weather -- Explorezone.Com, 2/16/99
  • Coming Solar Storms Could Wreak Holy Havoc on Earth -- San Francisco Examiner, 12/27/98
  • Radiation Belts Threaten Satellites, Astronauts -- CNN, 12/8/98
  • Complex "Space Weather" Surrounds Earth -- San Francisco Chronicle, 12/8/98
  • Scientists: Earth's Radiation Belt Poses a Risk to Satellites -- San Francisco Gate, 12/8/98
  • Radiation Belts Around Earth Adversely Affecting Satellites -- U. of Colorado, 12/7/98
  • Radiation Belts Pose Risk -- ABC News, 12/7/98
  • Sunspot Cycle Closely Following Prediction -- MSFC, 10/19/98
  • Predicting Solar Maximum -- Planetary News, 6/29/98
  • The Solar Maximum is Coming! -- AFRL, 6/25/98
  • Surprising Discovery about Auroras -- Newswise.Com, 6/5/98
  • New Sunspot Cycle to be Bigger than Average -- MSFC, 4/13/98
  • Stratosphere in Synch with Solar Cycle -- UCAR, 2/11/98
  • Aurora Borealis Extends Its Reach -- ABC, 1998
  • The Sunspots Are Coming -- ENN, 10/16/97
  • Cosmic Storms Coming -- Time, 9/9/96
  • Solar Max and the Northern Lights -- NSF




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