Our star The Sun has a dramatic influence on our everyday weather. It is the energy source that drives our planet. Although the Sun's energy output is fairly constant it does have an 11 year sunspot cycle where in the peak years of this cycle, the numbers of sunspots increase and the likleyhood of Solar storm activity also increases. The effects of these storms are felt here on earth in a number of ways, not least in the appearance of Auroras but also it affects all kinds of radio communications. Check out the links below for much more imformation.
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Watch the weather from space
Solar X Rays
He I 10830 A Solar Storm Monitor Coronal Holes
Aurora North Aurora South
Arctic Aurora cam Antarctic Aurora cam
MTI Continiuum SDO HMI Magnetogram SOHO LASCO C3
SDO/HMI Continium Stereo Satellites animation Full Disk Magnetogram
Sunspot Number Progression Planetary K Index chart Radio flux progression
Solar wind Prediction
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Solar Storms - Some documentaries on the subject
Space Weather Articles
Most scientists agree that it's not if but when a Solar Superstorm strikes our planet. The effects of such a strike have the potential to be devastating to our power infrastructure and satellites to name but two vulnerable
systems. The articles reproduced below will bring home to you just how real this risk is...