Ever wondered what the Earth's aurora is up to? 'Cause there's an app for that.
Mobile devices are becoming more sophisticated by the second, and users are no longer satisfied with apps that provide simple GPS capabilities or produce juvenile sound effects.
Thanks to a clever combination of data from NASA and the NOAA, Droid users can now imitate high tech scientific researchers by outfitting their phones with an app that will allow them to monitor the Earth’s entire magnetic field and track geomagnetic storms.
According to developer Tomasso, the app collects information from NASA satellite team STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory), NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory), and the NOAA’s polar orbiter satellites to monitor “Earth-directed solar ejections" as well as weather here on Earth.
Discover Magazine: Combining this information, the app allegedly can show (almost) real-time chaneges in the Earth’s magnetic field from solar activity and even indicate when trapped, Sun-spewed subatomic particles are making a spectacular show, in the form of the northern or southern lights.
You can get it at the AndroidPit.com.
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