Indian Institute of Astrophysics’ team of astronomers has now shed light on how conditions and events in the Sun’s atmosphere. Coronal Mass Ejections affect the accuracy of space weather prediction.
The astronomers’ team, led by Dr. Wagesh Mishra said that plasma properties and Earth arrival times of CMEs from the Sun can differ considerably. The research is based on the study of observations of Interplanetary CME structures.
From the researcher’s explanations, our Sun emits a continuous stream of charged particles dubbed Solar Wind, and that plasma characteristics and arrival times of a CME-driven shock, growing in a pre-conditioned medium could be different at different longitudinal locations in the heliosphere.
This analysis of solar events will come in handy as ISRO is ready to launch Aditya L1 mission towards the sun, next year in 2022. It was originally scheduled to leave for the sun in 2020. But the pandemic delayed the launch.