Several Geomagnetic Storms Are Hitting Earth This Week

Our Sun viewed in multiple wavelengths

The Sun is continuing its rowdy behavior, with flares and coronal mass ejections almost every day since mid-January. That means the inevitable has happened: some of those eruptions have blasted in the general direction of Earth, which means we’re in for some solar storms

That doesn’t mean we have anything to worry about; in fact, we’ve already been hit by mild and moderate geomagnetic storms over the last couple of days, clocking in at G1 and G2 on the five-level solar storm scale.

This level indicates there may be some degradation of high-frequency radio signals at high latitudes, and corrective actions may need to be taken for satellites due to changes in drag. There may be power grid fluctuations, and some disruption to migratory animals’ activity. And, if the conditions are right, satellites can be knocked out of the sky.

We may also see an uptick of both aurora borealis and aurora australis.

Northern latitudes should catch the best nighttime light show. Not so, the desert Southwest.

2 thoughts on “Several Geomagnetic Storms Are Hitting Earth This Week

  1. Puzzling Evidence says:

    Scientists Find Unexplained Waves Inside the Sun That Defy Known Physics : The undetermined nature of the newly discovered waves promises “novel physics” about the Sun and stars, reports a new study.
    The team was trying to answer a completely different question about the Sun when they noticed swirling patterns on its surface caused by these “high-frequency retrograde (HFR) waves,” according to a study published on Thursday in Nature Astronomy.

  2. Housewife says:

    “A huge solar storm is reported to be heading towards the Earth as per the National Aeronautics Space Agency’s (NASA) latest report. The report also suggested that the solar storm has a very high chance of colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere on Monday (March 28), however, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) believes that the solar storm could enter the Earth’s atmosphere a few hours early (around 6 am on Monday).”

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