A mob set fire late Monday to the campaign headquarters of one of the two Egyptian presidential politicians facing each other in a runoff that will decide a new leader after last year’s popular uprising, the first sign of unrest after the voting yielded divisive candidates.
The attack on Ahmed Shafiq’s office came just hours after the country’s election commission announced that he would face the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi, in a June 16-17 runoff.
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On Monday (Dec. 26), the sun unleashed a massive eruption of solar plasma known as a coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME’s fast-moving charged particles should squarely strike Earth’s magnetic field at about 3:20 p.m. EST (2020 GMT) Wednesday, give or take seven hours, according to the website Spaceweather.com.
The particles from another CME could deliver a glancing blow to our planet a few hours earlier on Wednesday, Spaceweather.com reported. View full article »
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Sun Spot AR1302 first came around the Sun’s edge last week and is so large it can be seen without the aid of a telescope. It is one of the most active sunspot groups and is currently crossing the Sun. For those that do not know, Sun Spots are where CME’s and Solar Flares are generated. The CME’s or (Coronal Mass Ejections) from AR 1302 have already caused strong geomagnetic storms including dramatic aurora activity around both the North and South poles. View full article »