Weather in Space

Sunspots and Solar Activity

What is solar wind?

Our Sun is constantly emitting high-energy matter in the form of electrons, protons, and other particles. This “solar wind,” as it is called, is largely deflected by the Earth’s magnetic field, sometimes penetrating the upper atmosphere. While there is no scientific proof, some scientists believe that changes in the solar wind can have long-term effects on our planet’s climate.


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