I'm working on a writing project and I just wanted to know something. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I didn't see a general questions thread (the stickied one was really inactive and I didn't feel comfortable necromancing it). This question also lies in a bit of a 'we just don't know' area since we can't actually document anything like this happening (as far as I know).
Would a Hot Jupiter that is having it's atmosphere stripped away by solar wind have any effect on a Earth-like planet that might be positioned in a similar Goldilocks Zone as ours? I'm just wondering if there would be any negative effects on the 'Earth' when it passed through the 'debris' trail. Would we see a change in weather patterns, extensive northern lights of any kind or would the effect be so minimal that there would be no visible difference at all?