A Halloween Solar Eruption is Headed to Earth

The Cosmic Companion
Oct 29 · 4 min read

A Halloween solar eruption is headed toward the Earth, and could bring spooky lights to the night sky!

A color-enhanced view of our Sun in three layers of ultraviolet light, seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Image credit: NASA/SDO/The Cosmic Companion

Our Sun is a cauldron of gases, transforming hydrogen into helium (with a few stops along the way). Our local star also possesses a powerful magnetic field which twists and bends, forming sunspots and solar flares.