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Checking the Space Weather

Posted April 2, 2008 8:03 a.m. EDT

We have plenty of bad weather around here -- from hurricanes to snowstorms.   (Yes, if you're new to our area, we can have some major snowstorms!)

But how about geomagnetic storms, X-ray solar flares and solar winds?  There's nothing like a coronal hole to mess up a vacation. 

Spaceweather.com talks about the weird, rough conditions above the atmosphere.  The site really makes it easy for the novice to understand.

NOAA also runs a space weather site with tons of information that I'm sure someone must understand.

I'd like to thank Brandon Warren, a science teacher at Middle Creek High School in Apex, for sending the spaceweather.com link.  He says he uses that site in class, and his students enjoy it!

 

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