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Geomagnetic storm means Northern Lights could pop tonight in 1 part of Michigan - MLive.com

Fri, 2017-10-13 23:14

MLive.com

Geomagnetic storm means Northern Lights could pop tonight in 1 part of Michigan
MLive.com
The NOAA National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center has issued an alert for a G2 geomagnetic storm, which is considered a moderate-strength storm for producing the aurora. Northern Lights hunters this week have been posting beautiful ...

Weekend astronomy guide - AccuWeather.com (blog)

Fri, 2017-10-13 21:42

AccuWeather.com (blog)

Weekend astronomy guide
AccuWeather.com (blog)
AccuWeather Astronomy Facebook friend Roxane Gravel shot this aurora display Wednesday night near Lac St. Jean in Quebec, Canada. More northern lights are in the offing for tonight. The Space Weather Prediction Center says there is a 70% chance for ...

How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse - Phys.Org

Fri, 2017-10-13 20:26

Phys.Org

How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
Phys.Org
As the corona and solar material spread outward from the Sun, they can manifest themselves as disturbances in near-Earth space, known as space weather. "Space weather models must be able to characterize the structure of the corona in order to improve ...

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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration - Phys.Org

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:51

Phys.Org

Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
Phys.Org
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are using Personal and operational dosimeters. Engineers are developing enhanced space weather forecasting tools and studying faster rockets to reduce the time spent in space and exposure to radiation.
Solar storm blankets Mars in planet-wide auroraMother Nature Network (blog)

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Solar storm blankets Mars in planet-wide aurora - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:34

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Solar storm blankets Mars in planet-wide aurora
Mother Nature Network (blog)
... definitely want to take shelter, just as you would if you were on a space walk outside the International Space Station," Hassler added. "To protect our astronauts on Mars in the future, we need to continue to provide this type of space weather ...

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ULA launch could face another weather delay - Orlando Sentinel

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:53

Orlando Sentinel

ULA launch could face another weather delay
Orlando Sentinel
As the next generation of the space race sets its sights on Mars, Florida's Space Coast is front and center with a return to what put it on the map. On this edition of Orlando Sentinel Snapshot, we focus on the space industry's push to get man back ...

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White House Will Nominate AccuWeather's Barry Myers to Lead NOAA - Eos

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:00

Eos

White House Will Nominate AccuWeather's Barry Myers to Lead NOAA
Eos
... to weather monitoring and prediction, NOAA has many other responsibilities, which include conducting research about and managing aspects of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and fish populations; conducting satellite observations of Earth and near space; ...
Conflicts of Interest? NOAA's Nominees AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers, and Dr. Neil Jacobs of PanasonicCommon Dreams
Trump's pick for NOAA chief causes a stormPolitico

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Conflicts of Interest? NOAA's Nominees AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers, and Dr. Neil Jacobs of Panasonic - Common Dreams

Thu, 2017-10-12 16:51

NOLA.com

Conflicts of Interest? NOAA's Nominees AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers, and Dr. Neil Jacobs of Panasonic
Common Dreams
Simply put, NOAA does a wide range of basic and applied scientific research to better understand our oceans and atmosphere, from deep sea exploration to space weather. (If you can't imagine why we care about weather in space, you can find out how it ...
Trump nominates AccuWeather CEO to lead NOAA, which oversees National Weather ServiceNOLA.com
Trump nominates AccuWeather CEO to head US weather agency NOAATribune-Review
Trump nominates AccuWeather CEO to run NOAAThe Hill

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Technology on the Space Coast: Sunny weather, warm oceans, and rocket launches - Florida Today

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:54

Technology on the Space Coast: Sunny weather, warm oceans, and rocket launches
Florida Today
When I first visited the Space Coast in 2002, I was pleasantly surprised to find a unique feature of the beachside hotels. They always had an information board outside the bar, just before you ventured onto the beach. The board displayed the weather ...

A Wake-up Call from the Sun - Eos

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:40

Eos

A Wake-up Call from the Sun
Eos
An X8.2 class solar flare flashes at the edge of the Sun on 10 September 2017, part of a burst of solar activity lasting for two weeks which led to a wide range of space weather effects at Earth. Note that this image is rotated in order to highlight ...

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Using Machine Learning To Predict The Trillion Dollar Solar Storm - HuffPost UK

Wed, 2017-10-11 16:30

HuffPost UK

Using Machine Learning To Predict The Trillion Dollar Solar Storm
HuffPost UK
There have been 26 significant 'space weather' events affecting Earth over the last 50 years. These solar events can severely disrupt the Earth's magnetosphere (the boundary between the Earth's magnetic field and the solar wind), and pose a direct ...

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Weather looks good for Wednesday sunset SpaceX launch - WKMG Orlando

Tue, 2017-10-10 21:41

Florida Today

Weather looks good for Wednesday sunset SpaceX launch
WKMG Orlando
The Kennedy Space Center launch was originally scheduled for last Saturday but was delayed until Wednesday, SpaceX officials said. The two-hour launch window opens at 6:53 p.m. and U.S. Air Force Weather Officials are giving a 90 percent chance of ...
SpaceX, SES ready for sunset launch of previously flown Falcon 9 from KSCFlorida Today
SpaceX Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral On October 11, 2017Brevard Times

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The devastating California wildfires as seen from space - Washington Post

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:10

Washington Post

The devastating California wildfires as seen from space
Washington Post
The views from the ground of the California wildfires are horrifying. Satellites — orbiting hundreds to thousands of miles above the Earth — offer a different perspective, which reveals the scope of the disaster. The wildfires in California's wine ...
The weather phenomenon behind the destructive wildfires in California's wine countryQuartz

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California wildfires are visible from space using nighttime imaging - USA TODAY

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:00

USA TODAY

California wildfires are visible from space using nighttime imaging
USA TODAY
The technology was introduced in November 2016 in order to provide 24-hour photos from space, thus helping with weather forecasting and natural disasters such as the California fires. They also are used to analyze changes in population density using ...

Top NASA scientist opens mainland UK's first solar observatory at Truro High School - Falmouth Packet

Tue, 2017-10-10 08:26

Falmouth Packet

Top NASA scientist opens mainland UK's first solar observatory at Truro High School
Falmouth Packet
In the future it should enable the school to produce a daily space weather forecast, similar to the one produced by the Met Office. Truro High's teatime astronomy club is one of a large number of extra-curricular activities at the school. This summer ...

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The weather phenomenon behind the destructive wildfires in California's wine country - Quartz

Tue, 2017-10-10 00:08

Quartz

The weather phenomenon behind the destructive wildfires in California's wine country
Quartz
The culprit for this particular wildfire is a weather phenomenon called the “Diablo winds” in Northern California, after Mt. Diablo in the eastern Bay Area. (The same ... Tremendous smoke plumes from the California wildfires seen from space today. Can ...
'Diablo Winds' spark historic wildfires in California wine countryGrist

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Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre – third anniversary - Met Office (press release) (blog)

Mon, 2017-10-09 10:21

Met Office (press release) (blog)

Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre – third anniversary
Met Office (press release) (blog)
While the prospect of securing long-term funding from government looked remote and a viable future for Met Office space weather operations uncertain, we started producing our first routine forecasts in time for the 2012 Olympics. Then in late 2013 ...

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Satellite transmissions cease, no impact to weather mission - Pactrick Air Force Base

Fri, 2017-10-06 18:13

Pactrick Air Force Base

Satellite transmissions cease, no impact to weather mission
Pactrick Air Force Base
While space-based weather assets were originally launched and operated by the U.S. Air Force, a 1994 presidential directive realigned primary command and control of DMSP under the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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New study proposes a giant, space-based solar flare shield for earth - Phys.Org

Fri, 2017-10-06 14:30

Phys.Org

New study proposes a giant, space-based solar flare shield for earth
Phys.Org
At the same time, humanity's increased reliance on electricity and space-based infrastructure have also made us more vulnerable to extreme space weather events. In fact, if the Carrington event were to take place today, it is estimated that it would ...
Ten New Frontiers in the Solar System and BeyondEos

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New Study Proposes a Giant, Space-Based Solar Flare Shield for Earth - Universe Today

Thu, 2017-10-05 22:01

Universe Today

New Study Proposes a Giant, Space-Based Solar Flare Shield for Earth
Universe Today
At the same time, humanity's increased reliance on electricity and space-based infrastructure have also made us more vulnerable to extreme space weather events. In fact, if the Carrington event were to take place today, it is estimated that it would ...

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