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Looking Back at 2003s Spooky Halloween Solar Storms

In the weeks surrounding Halloween in 2003, the sun unleashed a series of spooky storms towards the Earth, storms that ignited lots of ghostly looking auroras, but that also wreaked havoc with power grids, satellites and other electrical equipment. On the fifth anniversary of these unprecedented storms, NASA takes a look back at the Sun during these haunting days.


Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Video Editor
Laura Motel (UMBC): Narrator
Laura Motel (UMBC): Producer
Holly Gilbert (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Erica Drezek (HTSI): Videographer
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version