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The Sciences

Interview on KPCC about the flare and aurorae

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJanuary 25, 2012 6:59 AM

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I was interviewed by Patt Morrison on NPR's KPCC radio in Los Angeles today about the solar storm. It's online for your listening pleasure, or you can grab the MP3 directly. We talked about the event itself, how it was not nearly as strong as it was thought it would be (though still producing some aurorae and a bit of ground current in Sweden), what impacts it might have had, and what we can learn from things like this to protect ourselves in the future. I really enjoyed this interview; Patt is knowledgeable and easy to talk to, and I hope I can be on the show in the future to talk about more astronomical events!

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