Massive solar storm heading towards earth
Attention world! A massive solar storm heading towards earth and it’s probably going to hit today or tomorrow. Although, the geomagnetic solar storm is going towards the northern hemisphere, it sounds like a gentle one.
Meteorologists from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), say, this solar storm is under G1-level, means the lowest level on the solar storm scale, which peaks at G5. Watch the effect of solar storm on March 14 and 15.
As we know, the science behind solar storms occur when the Sun discharges a flare and a coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME sends a blast of plasma and electromagnetic radiation out into space. If that happens towards the earth, we can see the impacts as the charged particles interact with our magnetosphere.
G1 storm caused by coronal hole
The G1 storm caused by a coronal hole, a region where the sun’s corona is dark. These areas are cooler, less dense regions of plasma and open magnetic fields.
These open structures allow the solar winds to escape easily, which can blow electromagnetic radiation towards Earth if the hole is in the right position. These holes usually seen during the Sun Solar Minimum. Solar minimum is the period of least solar activity in the 11-year solar cycle of the sun.
NOAA reported, from the past 24 hours we observed solar activity was very low with no flares. While, there may be some minor disruptions to satellite operations, such as GPS signals and communications signals.
In case if you’re in Antarctica, you may get the chance to feast your eyes on the aurora as the charged particles diverted towards the poles by Earth’s magnetic field associate with the ionosphere.