Solar Maximum is here

Will it fry satellites and disturb modern day navigation?
Not likely, but it will probably bring some spectacular Aurora pictures, both Borealis and Australis):

The magnetic solar storm arranged a colourful show of aurora borealis in the night skies of Hyvinka in Southern Finland one early October 2003 morning. (Pekka Sakki/AFP/Getty Images)

Northern lights seen over Salia, Finland, on Sunday. (Alexander Kuznetsov via

Lesser known Southern lights seen in NZ:

Aurora seen in the skies over Hoopers Inlet on New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula. (Ian Griffin via

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