A blog listing news and updates for the cloudymidnights site - a site dedicated to climatically challenged or visually impaired astronomers.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Spherical Images of Earth from the Edge of Space
Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 11, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
OF STORMS: A solar wind stream traveling ~550 km/s is expected to
engulf Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of Sept. 11th. Its
arrival could spark polar geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras
on Sept. 11th and 12th. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates.
IMAGES FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE: Last week, a pair of space weather
balloons were launched from opposite sides of the USA to measure cosmic
rays in the atmosphere. During the flights, a spherical camera
captured unique images of Earth from the stratosphere. Click here
to experience a fully-interactive, spinnable, zoomable view of the
Atlantic Coast from an altitude of 108,000 feet. First-look results
from the radiation experiment may be found on http://spaceweather.com