The Influence of Solar Wind to Earth

According to Group of South Korean scientists the speed of the solar wind, a stream of charged particles, emanating from the Sun, may have a direct impact on the weather, increasing the atmospheric pressure even at mid-latitudes.The speed of the solar wind can vary widely from 250 to 800 kilometers per second at the boundary of Earth’s atmosphere. Periods of rapid growth of the solar wind’s speed is usually observed during high solar activity.

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Solar Minimums and their influence on Earth

Since 1611, humans have recorded the comings and goings of black spots on the sun. The number of sunspots can change from cycle to cycle and according to scientists’ monitoring the sun by space-based instruments, 2008 saw the longest and weakest solar minimum.According to space weather scientist Bruce Tsurutani at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.,the solar minimum is defined by sunspot number and based on that, 2008 was identified as the period of solar minimum

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Suns Powerful Eruption

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft viewed Coronal mass ejection on June 7, 2011. This event registered as a Class M-2 solar flare, which is a medium-class sun storm that should not be a danger to satellites or infrastructure on Earth.The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed the flare’s peak at 1:41a.m

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