Part 1 in a series explaining how solar storms impact the Earth. This episode recounts disasters linked to solar storms.
Part 2 in a series explaining how solar storms impact the Earth. This episode talks about the research being conducted on the Sun through the Hinode Satellite.
Part 3 of a video series about the importance of Solar Sotrms. In this episode, Astronomer Sten Odenwald looks at one of the major blackouts due to space weather - the 1989 Blackout in Montreal and Quebec.
Solar Storms impact our lives in ways we are not aware. This video compares past solar storms (like the one witnessed by Richard Carrington in 1858) in a way to make audiences aware of future problems for our technogical world. This edge video is MUST viewing as scientists and the public prepare for the next big storm in 2012. Filmed with NASA-Goddard astronomer, Sten Odenwald.
The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!