Interview on KPCC about the flare and aurorae

By Phil Plait | January 24, 2012 7:59 pm

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!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy

Comments (3)

  1. Chris

    I knew the aurora wouldn’t be that strong. The weather was clear here. Ack, foiled again!

  2. Patt the Hatt!

    She was one of my teachers in journalism school….waaaaay back when.

  3. Blargh

    I don’t have audio here so I can’t hear if it’s addressed, but the reported ground surge reading on SpaceWeather you linked to yesterday is from Norway, not Sweden…

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