NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft (ACE) helped solar scientists to study total solar eclipses to better understand how temperatures of solar wind and the Sun's corona could affect space weather that can impact astronaut activities and electronics in space.
NASA's rocket launch mission is set to see Black Brant XII lift off from its Virginia-based Wallops Flight Facility. It might provide a short light show for people living in the eastern United States and Bermuda.
Solar activity, particularly due to the new solar cycle, is causing intense movement in Earth's atmosphere. This means that the Northern Lights will be visible south of Canada, in states such as Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan.
Aurora or the northern lights have been confirmed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but is unlike Earth's light show. The invisible aurora, triggered by solar particles, may provide more information on how solar wind affects space weather.