Mostly Weather Episode 11 - Space Weather

In this episode Mostly Weather broadens its horizons and takes a trip outside of Earth's atmosphere to take a look at weather in space

In this episode Mostly Weather broadens its horizons and takes a trip outside of Earth's atmosphere to take a look at weather in space.

Regular podcasters Niall Robinson, Doug McNeall and Claire Witham are joined by Met Office Space Weather programme manager Catherine Burnett to talk about space weather.

Amongst many other subjects, the team touch on the following:-

  • We start with our favourite question - what exactly do we mean by 'space weather'?
  • What do we know about the sun? Or more importantly, what don't we know?
  • Solar winds, sun spots and mass injections
  • The satellite used to observe the sun
  • How long it takes for a coronal mass injection to reach the Earth and the LaGrange point (link to what this is).
  • What happens when space weather and the Earth come together?
  • The history of space weather observations, with George Graham and Richard Carrington
  • And much much more...

Space weather diagram

Graphic displaying some of the impacts of space weather events

The Met Office space weather centre

Space weather - sun

Last updated: 8 September 2016

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