Space Weather

By Ismael Pellejero | The Space Weather comprises the series of physical and magnetic phenomena derived from the solar activity and their interaction with the geomagnetic field. During the periods of high solar activity, the Earth may be affected by solar radiation storms, geomagnetic storms and radio blackouts, which in some occasions may have an high impact in technological systems. This magazine is a repository of papers and digital articles related with the Space Weather.

Aurora and the Pacific Northwest

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and ESA astronaut Tim Peake shared a series of aurora photographs taken from the International Space Station on Jan. 20, …

Flying Through the Aurora's Green Fog

Expedition 46 crew member Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) shared a stunning image of a glowing aurora taken on Feb. 23, 2016, from the …

Scientists Discuss the Dangers of Space Weather

<b>By Emily Conover</b><p>Huge solar coronal mass ejections hurl plasma into space. These cause space storms that can wreak havoc on Earth.<p>Auroras lit the …

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New coronal mass ejection simulations hold promise for future of space weather forecasting

Nagoya, Japan - Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are massive expulsions of magnetic flux into space from the solar corona, the ionized atmosphere …

Implementing a space weather strategy

To space scientists, the “Carrington event” is the equivalent of the Tunguska event for planetary scientists: an example, and a warning, of the …

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

After 20 years in space, ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, is still going strong. Originally launched in 1995 to study the …

MARS Hope to Work with ARES/RACES in Coronal Mass Ejection Disaster Exercise

A disastrous coronal mass ejection (CME) will be the focus of a national Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) communication exercise in early …

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The Active Sun: US Unveils Plan to Deal with Space Weather

The U.S. government is getting more serious about dealing with the dangers posed by powerful sun storms.<p>On Thursday (Oct. 29), the White House …

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Morning Aurora From the Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photograph from the International Space Station on Oct. 7, 2015. Sharing with his social media followers, …

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Solar wind set to spark impressive auroras Wednesday night

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Supercharged Auroras May Be Visible Across Northern US Tonight

<b>Editor's update for 6:20 pm ET:</b> The Space Weather Prediction Group released a revised alert at 6 p.m. ET today, lowering the geomagnetic storm class …

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3,000th Comet Spotted by Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

On Sept. 13, 2015, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory – a joint project of the European Space Agency and NASA -- discovered its 3,000th comet, …

Jet of Electric Current Boosts Space Weather at Equator

Solar explosions can threaten power grids even in areas near the equator, places long thought safe from such disruptions from the sun, say …

Space Weather Creates Electrical 'Bermuda Triangles'

Note: Independent science writer Larry O’Hanlon is also the blogs manager and social media coordinator for the American Geophysical Union, which …

Odd Space Weather Leads To Electrical 'Bermuda Triangle'

The equatorial electrojet might not make compasses needles spin wildly, but according to scientists this unearthly force is suspected of messing with …

Super-Powerful Solar Storms Could Knock Out Communications, GPS, Power Systems With Only a Few Hours' Warning

There's no need to panic, but we do need to be aware: Many of the systems we in the modern world rely on -- our telecommunications, GPS, satellites …

Earth could get just 12 hours' warning of damaging solar storm

UK Cabinet Office report sets out risks of coronal mass ejections from the sun causing power outages, and disruption of GPS and communications<p>Humanity would only have a 12-hour warning about the arrival of a “coronal mass ejection” that could damage the National Grid, pipelines and railway signals, …

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The World Would Get Just 12-Hours Notice Before a Major Solar Flare

A new report presumably being optioned by Michael Bay demonstrates that Earthlings would have only 12-hours to prepare if a solar storm ever …

Solar Cycle

Long-haul air passengers at risk from cosmic rays, government fears

Public Health England is currently looking into whether solar storms could produce dangerous radiation and is due to report findings in the autumn<p>Long-haul air passengers could be at risk from dangerous cosmic rays coming from the Sun, the government fears.<p>The Cabinet Office is so concerned about …

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STEREO-A Spacecraft Returns Data From the Far Side of the Sun

This image of the sun was taken on July 15, 2015, with the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager onboard NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory Ahead …

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Do solar cycles influence giant cell arteritis and rheumatoid arthritis incidence?

Strengths and limitations of this study<p>Our present analysis and previous studies suggest: (1) giant cell arteritis (GCA) and rheumatoid arthritis …

Medical Journals

Protecting Earth from Solar Storms

On 5 May, the Sun unleashed a large solar flare—the biggest of the year. Amateur radio operators in the Pacific Ocean heard the effects as a burst of …

Solar Dynamics Observatory Sees 'Cinco de Mayo' Solar Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured these images of a significant solar flare – as seen in the bright flash …

Spacecraft in Earth’s Orbit, Preparing to Study Magnetic Reconnection

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to …

NASA to Investigate Magnetic Explosions

NASA is about to launch a fleet of spacecraft to investigate the mystery of "magnetic reconnection," which is making things explode across the cosmos.

Stanford pair helping predict solar storms

Life as a forecaster is not easy. Just ask National Weather Service forecasters who misjudged how a recent winter storm would impact the Big …

Catch the northern lights with your mobile

Updates on the best opportunities to spot the Northern Lights in the UK are now available on a mobile phone app developed in association with …

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Space Weather Can Have Serious Implications

Without the Sun there would not be life on Earth. However, the Sun occasionally acts up in the form of solar storms; the dangerous effects of which …

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