According to scientists, Earth's magnetic field acts like a protective shield, blocking and trapping charged particles - or radiation - from the sun that could otherwise cause harm but are more likely to affect electronic equipment, like satellites.
Forecasters say the fast-paced system is moving west and is not expected to see any significant developments until it slows and reaches the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Forecasters say it has a 20% chance of upgrading to a depression in the next two days, but its odds are higher, 60%, for developing later in the week once it's in the western Caribbean.
To make matters more complicated, both waves have some Saharan Dust to go through, as well as pockets of high wind shear (the red shaded areas) Both factors could disrupt development, but if the dust or shear weakens as these systems move west, then development could continue, unimpeded.
The vehicle was in orbit for two days and 19 hours and had completed a number of experiments, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said, including unfolding its solar panels, deploying its relay antenna and establishing a relay communication link, as well as conducting autonomous orbit control.
Amateur astronomers have until Friday to catch a glimpse of the Perseids - scores of meteors that will hourly enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds of more than 200,000 km/h. More tips for a good night from the Canadian Space Agency . Continue to fantastic for seeing a single of the ideal meteor showers of the whole calendar year? The annual Perseid meteor display will be shooting across the GTA night sky until August 19th but the absolute peak viewing is Tuesday late at night.
The next attempt is scheduled for 3:22 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 30. Libby Jackson, human exploration programme manager at the UK Space Agency, said the work done by SpaceX and Nasa is not only a huge stepping stone for the United States but also a "major milestone for the global space sector".