14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

Up to 5.6 million ha (14 million acres) of crops in Iowa have been battered a powerful derecho that struck parts of the Midwest on August 10, 2020. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini considers it as one of the worst weather events of…

Deep-space radiation reaching a percentage point of Space Age maximum

Deep-space radiation reaching a percentage point of Space Age maximum

Solar activity is at very low levels and the visible disk remains spotless for the 17th day in a row, making a total of 33 days in 2020 or 66 percent — we are still in a Solar Minimum, which is expected to end sometime this year. As a result of weakened Sun's…