Hey Space Placers!
Happy Full Honey Moon - the Full Moon of June - AND Friday the 13th. A relatively rare occurrence.
In a previous blog I explained solar storms, space weather and their effect on our planet. Just the other day I told you about the Sun's Mini-Maximum that is ongoing. Even though the cycle is weak by historical standards the Sun had three X-Class events bam-bam-bam. The Earth may have a minor geomagnetic storm today as the result of these eruptions.
Here is a story worthy of Friday the 13th and the best apocalypse movies. NASA announced recently that the Sun underwent a solar storm event in 2012 that would have had enormous consequences for us IF it had hit us.
Fortunately we did not suffer this Carrington-level solar event. because of our position relative to the Sun at the time. We have a fleet of spacecraft watching the Sun so we will have a warning of solar events and hopefully can prepare accordingly.
Enjoy the Moon and warm weather tonight….
Sky Guy Headed Back to VA