SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING GETTING A NEW LOOK

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Space Weather Impact

Photo of planes, etc. During a geomagnetic storm, many technological systems on Earth can be affected including navigation systems, satellites, and power grids.
 Electromagnetic Ripple

Photo of Earth's geomagnetic field. During a solar event, the Sun emits solar wind that can shake up the Earth's geomagnetic field, causing possible effects to navigation systems, power grids, and satellites.
 Solar Flares

Photo of the Sun: When a solar flare occurs, the sun emits large amounts of gases and solar wind that can cause turbulent conditions in space.
 


Space Environment Center

The Space Environment Center, located in Boulder, Colo., part of the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is responsible for issuing space weather forecasts for the country.

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