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Are we still in the Solar Maximus stage? Will this winter 2013/14 be a good aurora-viewing season?

I remember reading in 2011 that 2013/2014 would be the peak of the current solar maximus, but I want to confirm whether that is still ongoing. Will the upcoming winter season be a good time to see ...
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What are the main differences between solar flares and coronal mass ejections?

Specifically, what causes them, what sort of damage can they cause, and what are the differences in their composition?