If you're like most people, it just interests you how the weather affects your clothes or commuter traffic.
But the weather could endanger modern life. The solar conditions, our next star, have an impact on the climate and technology of the earth, such as: B. GPS, electrical energy transmission and radio and satellite communication.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oversees the weather on our planet through the National Weather Service. But NOAA is also tracking space weather – and you can join the Space Weather Prediction Center.
The site measures many things, including galactic cosmic rays, radiation belts, the speed of the solar wind, and data on geomagnetic storms. [1
The energy of CMEs fades when it reaches Earth. The planet's magnetic field is a shield against solar energy, but it is not strong enough to completely isolate the earth. Space weather can affect the grid, as was the case in 1989, when a CME geomagnetic storm in Quebec caused hours of power failure. Solar phenomena can also damage satellites and cause GPS systems to become inaccurate.
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We can not do much to shield the earth Scientists are working to learn more about the events and improve the forecast. NOAA coordinates with the aviation, communications and energy industries to communicate the space weather conditions.
The site provides plenty of information on how and why CMEs and other space weather can disrupt life on Earth, but not all data is vulnerable Earthlings' vulnerability to conditions on a star that is 150 million kilometers away.
It is also a great place to find out where the Aurora borealis, also known as Northern Lights, is located, which is likely to be caused by the interaction between CME-generated charged particles and the Earth's atmosphere.