The term “space weather” refers to the variable conditions on the sun and in space that can influence the performance of technology we use on Earth. There are recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Solar Event emergency.
A new NOAA spacecraft, The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, will maintain the nation's real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of NOAA's space weather alerts and forecasts.
The NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is the nation's official source of space weather alerts, watches and warnings. SWPC provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events which impact satellites, power grids, communications, navigation, and many other technological systems.
The term “space weather” is a new descriptive term that refers to the variable conditions on the sun and in space that can influence the performance of technology we use on Earth. Extreme space weather could potentially cause damage to critical infrastructure – especially the electric grid – highlighting the importance of being prepared.