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Watch this space!

Space weather is just the environmental conditions in space that can have an effect on Earth. The most recognisable and visible of these is arguably the auroras (Northern and Southern Lights). However, as well as these spectacular natural phenomena, space … Continue reading

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Will you see the Aurora borealis this week?

Over the past few nights, clear skies have allowed skygazers in some parts of the UK to see the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights). In particular, northern parts of Scotland have been treated to some stunning displays. During autumn and … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes peeled for aurora borealis

Now we are in Autumn and the nights are getting longer the chances of seeing the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), particularly in the northern parts of the UK, is once again on the increase. The science behind this is … Continue reading

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Giant sun spot moves back into view

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is closely monitoring what was the biggest sun spot in the current 11-year solar cycle as it rotates back onto the face of the Sun. When it last faced the Earth it was … Continue reading

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