Solar storm could hit Earth this week


Yes kindly brace youreslf as the Russian Academy of Sciences has said that the storm will hit the Earth on March 18 and will bring about some changes to the Planet's geomagnetic atmosphere. Although a geomagnetic storm is coming to the northern hemisphere, it sounds like a pretty mild one.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an organization that predicts weather on Earth and space. The largest of these storms are associated with solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs), huge expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun's corona, or outer atmosphere. "Things are all quiet for space weather, and the sun is essentially spotless".

NOAA did warn of a minor geomagnetic storm which will barely reach a minor G1 out of G5 threshold on March 18. Many news portals started publishing articles on the upcoming massive geomagnetic storm out of misunderstanding, however, the news went viral and it was trending on Google News on Monday's morning. The G1 a very weak storm, while the G5 is used when a severe geomagnetic storm hits the Earth. That means there is no reason to worry as these storms happen roughly 2,000 times within 11 years, or about once every two days, which means it won't even be felt.

This scale is based in part on an index created from the amount of magnetic deviation a storm might produce on the ground combined with measurements of a variety of currents with fabulous names, including the "auroral electrojets" and the "field-aligned current".

According to Newsweek, Lebedev Institute and NOAA have similar forecasts for March 18's geomagnetic activity, as the institutions are both expecting a "minor" magnetic storm on that day as the worst case scenario.

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A massive geomagnetic storm would be a really big deal.

A massive geomagnetic storm as it was misinterpreted would interfere and damage communication satellites as well as cause blackouts due to the damaged power grid and more.

One major solar storm, now called the Carrington Event, struck the planet in 1859 and reportedly knocked out telegraph systems all around the world. Tips include making sure you get groceries ready and gas in the auto, amongst other things.

And if you're going to get space weather predictions from somewhere, get them from a scientific authority-not someone on YouTube-and double-check the legends.