The Awakening Sun

"The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms."  This is the reason that authorities in Washington D.C. held a meeting on June 8th.

Although the "œsolar storms" are not preventable, we can mitigate the potential disaster that could occur as a result of them. This has led to collaboration between NOAA and NASA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to develop "space weather forecasting."

For more about this new endeavor, visit the following site.