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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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                                             Arctic Aurora cam                                                Antarctic Aurora cam

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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...
make your own mind up.

> Why we face grave danger from space (Daily Telegraph Aug 2013)

> How would a Solar Superstorm impact the UK's Infrastructure

> What damage could be done by a massive solar storm

> Europe's Space Weather Centre to track Solar Storms

Space Weather Links

    > NASA Space weather prediction center                                >  SOHO Home page

    > Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC)                                    > Space

    > Latest CME prediction animation                                        >  Strasbourg Astronomical Data center

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