Looking Back at 2003s Spooky Halloween Solar Storms

  • Released Thursday, October 30th, 2008
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM

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.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


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