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Mark Gibbs – Head of space weather It was nearly seven years ago, when my boss said “Mark we’ve got a little project for you called space weather “. Little did I know at that time what an adventure it … Continue reading
by Mark Gibbs, Met Office Head of Space Weather A recently published paper assessing the impact of an extreme space weather event on the US power grid suggests the total cost of an electricity blackout, both direct and indirect, could … Continue reading
Friday morning will see a partial eclipse of the sun over the UK. So what does the weather have in store? Friday Weather There is expected to be a lot of cloud around for Friday morning. There may be some … Continue reading
There could be another chance to see the Northern Lights tonight (18 March) in the UK, but we are not expecting sightings to be as widespread as last night. The lights are the result of the biggest solar storm in 11 years. … Continue reading
Updated on 20th May 2013 The recent activity on the Sun has now decreased back to levels we would normally expect at this point in time, close to a maximum of the 11-year solar cycle. This follows a period where … Continue reading
The Met Office will be keeping a close eye on the Sun over the coming days after a recent surge in its activity. It’s fairly common for eruptions from the Sun (often called “space weather”) to occur, and these are … Continue reading
Over the weekend, the Met Office hosted the NASA led International Space Apps Challenge. Months of planning and challenge selection culminated in a global event with over 480 organisations and more than 9,000 people taking part in 83 cities.The Met … Continue reading
Metop-B, the second of the EUMETSAT Polar orbiting satellites, which provide data for use by meteorologists and climate scientists at the Met Office and around the world, will be launched today. Metop-B is scheduled to be launched by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading
This weekend will see the Met Office linking up with sites across the world for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. Challenges from Met Office employees have been accepted, including Growers Nation submitted by Selena Georgiou a Radar Products Scientist. … Continue reading