Solar storm peak expected to be lowest in 100 years
Solar storm peak expected to be lowest in 100 years
The sun rung in the New Year with a spectacular four-hour-long solar eruption that extended nearly 160,000 miles out, NASA announced on Friday morning.

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The sun rung in the New Year with a spectacular four-hour-long solar eruption that extended nearly 160,000 miles out, NASA announced on Friday morning. The solar eruption, which was called "relatively minor" by the space agency, occurred on Monday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Earth is about 7,900 miles in diameter, meaning that Monday's eruption was nearly 20 times the diameter of Earth. "Magnetic forces drove the flow of plasma," NASA said, "but without sufficient force to overcome the sun's gravity much of the plasma fell back into the sun."
                 
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