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NASA: Sun's Magnetic Field About to Flip

The sun's magnetic field flips every 11 years, and it's about to do it again. As reported on it last flipped on February 15, 2001, as the previous solar max reached its height. The complete field reversal is 3 to 4 months away. The shift will mark the...
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Current Solar Max Quietest in Century: What Does This Mean for Our Weather?

Back in 2011, the sun was so quiet that researchers were speculating that it might be entering a long term period of lowered output. Now that the current solar max has reached its climactic months and is proving to be...
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As NASA Expert Warns, Huge Hole Opens in Sun's Corona

A direct hit from an ejection of charged particles from the sun could be among the most serious of natural disasters, NASA head Charles Bolden warned Tuesday. Bolden spoke before scientists and industry members at the Space Weather Enterprise...
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Sun's Magnetic Field Flips

The sun's magnetic field shifted today, indicating that the solar maximum will be at its most intense over the next few months. A shift in the sun's polarity is not an unexpected event during a solar maximum, which has occurred every eleven years since the sunspot cycle was discovered.

The sun's magnetic north pole is now in its...
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