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Solar wind blowing from the sun could trigger aurora displays

Solar wind is blowing from the sun with unusual intensity these days, and space weather forecasters think it might make polar lights brighter. 

The sun burped out a lazy coronal mass ejection (CME) on Friday (July 15) that has just reached our planet. A CME is a burst of charged particles from the sun’s upper atmosphere, called the corona, that can interact with Earth’s magnetic field and cause geomagnetic storms. Such storms, in addition to creating beautiful aurora displays, can disrupt satellite links and throw some spacecraft from orbit. They can also sometimes cause power blackouts

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