European Space Weather Week – High Mass for Space Weather
More than 350 scientists from all over the world will gather in Liège, Belgium to discuss the newest insights in space weather. They try to predict solar storms and understand how these storms travel through space and can impact the Earth. Space weather is not only of interest to scientists, but it is also important for companies that, for example, depend on GPS navigation and accurate timings.
Just this week, a very big sunspot is visible again (image included). At the end of October, this spot, which was visible with the naked eye, caused commotion because it produced many extreme solar flares. Satellite operators were alarmed and prepared for potentially large particle storms that luckily did not materialize. This super sunspot group, which they hope to watch live, will certainly be a hot topic of discussion.