Because of the geographic location of the north magnetic pole (located in the Canadian Arctic), Canadian scientists have a privileged viewpoint to study the auroras. Studying the Earth's relationship with the Sun will help scientists predict when periods of intense activity occur so that we can prepare for space weather.
Scientists are only beginning to understand phenomena linked to the Earth's magnetic field. Research being led by Canadians is providing a better understanding of the magnetosphere, which helps protect us from the Sun's lethal radiation.
Current Canadian Research:
The History of Sun-Earth Studies in Canada