Earth to be closest to the Sun on January 3, 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 6:27 PM
The Earth will be closest to the Sun at a point in its orbit called perihelion for the year 2019 on January 3, 10:50 am IST. However, the Northern Hemisphere witnesses winter as it is tilted away from the Sun. During perihelion, the Earth lies around 147 million kilometres away from the Sun.
New method to predict solar storms developed
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 8:13 PM
A team of scientists have found a way to predict the Sun's activity over the coming decades, which could help better prepare against solar storms that may cripple satellite communications and Earth's electric power grids. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the team also showed that there is little possibility of a Sun-induced climate cooling in the coming year.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Lifts Off Successfully
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3:21 PM
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe, mankind's first mission to 'touch' the Sun, has been launched today on a seven-year-long journey to unlock the mysteries of our star's fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. Liftoff took place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the US early on Sunday.