Warning! A geomagnetic storm may hit the Earth today, causing lightning

The high-speed solar wind emanating from a ‘hole’ in the Sun’s surface has created the possibility of a minor geomagnetic storm on Earth today, Aug. As reported by Spaceweather.com, forecasters from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) have predicted this. After observing “Gaseous material flowing from a southern vent in the Sun’s atmosphere”. Earth-orbiting satellites […]
 


Warning!  A geomagnetic storm may hit the Earth today, causing lightning

The high-speed solar wind emanating from a ‘hole’ in the Sun’s surface has created the possibility of a minor geomagnetic storm on Earth today, Aug. As reported by Spaceweather.com, forecasters from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) have predicted this. After observing “Gaseous material flowing from a southern vent in the Sun’s atmosphere”.

Earth-orbiting satellites on Sunday detected an explosion in the north-eastern region of the Sun at around 2309 UTC (4:39 pm IST on Monday), which could lead to the formation of a geomagnetic storm associated with these solar flares. .

These storms can also create aurora displays because they cause Earth’s magnetic field to be compressed slightly by waves of highly energetic particles. These particles disrupt atmospheric molecules as they travel along magnetic field lines near the poles, releasing energy in the form of light to produce the bright and aurora-like northern lights.

G1 flares are relatively harmless solar storms. But they can also affect migratory animals and cause small satellite malfunctions and power system breakdowns.