DSCOVR is America’s first deep space operational spacecraft. It will reside in orbit between Earth and the Sun, approximately 1 million miles away.
DISCOVR will provide us with continual updates about possible coronal mass ejections and other “space weather” which can impact many things here on earth, such as our telecommunications, GPS, and electric grids. This Falcon 9 rocket will give us an extra 15-60 minutes of warning time about space events, such as extreme surges of particles from the Sun directed at us.
Here is a link to the live feed:
And this is a fun website about space weather observations: