07 February 2023 - Mission Day: 9930 - DOY: 038
Pick of The Week

The Halloween Storms: Five Years Later (October 31, 2008)

Movies: MPEG ( 25M)   -   MPEG-4 ( 33M)   -   Quicktime ( 33M)

On Halloween in 2003 and several days leading up to it, the sun unleashed a series of spooky storms, which ignited lots of ghostly looking auroras, and effected power grids, satellites and other electrical equipment. On the fifth anniversary, SOHO takes a look back at the Sun. Dr. Holly Gilbert, a solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, narrates. The three minute video includes a number of SOHO clips from these events.

See also our hotshots related to these events:

X 17.2 and 10.0 flares!
X 28 flare


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