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.
From October 25, 2003, to November 7, 2003, the sun sent a series of solar storms that lit up the sky with ghoulish auroras.
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