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With a broad range of user groups that range from the aviation community, to satellite programs, to general enthusiasts like pigeon racers and aurora watchers, SWPC’s web page offers each of these user groups a dashboard specific to the data sets and information that affects them.

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Space Weather Impacts On Climate

All weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun.  Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle.  


GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: Minor (G1-class) geomagnetic storms are possible on March 20-21 due to a glancing blow from an incoming CME. The CME was hurled into space on March 17th by the eruption of a magnetic filament containing dark plasma. A similar eruption last week sparked auroras at both endsofourplanet. Aurora alerts:SMS Text

A LARGE HOLE IN THE SUN’S ATMOSPHERE: A large hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind toward Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the structure on March 20th:

A big hole in the sun’s atmosphere

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  • Cosmic Rays Solar Cycle 25 is beginning, and this is reflected in the number of cosmic rays entering Earth’s atmosphere. Neutron counts from the University of Oulu’s Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory show that cosmic rays reaching Earth are slowly declining–a result of the yin-yang relationship between the solar cycle and cosmic rays.

SUNSPOT SUNSETS: Solar Cycle 25 is changing the way sunsets look. It is adding some spots. “Active sunspot complex AR2993-94 was visible yesterday at sunset,” says Marek Nikodem, who sends this picture from Szubin, Poland: