Earth will be ‘lashed by charged particles,’ according to space experts.

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Earth will be ‘lashed by charged particles,’ according to space experts.

Forecasters predict that over the weekend, the Earth will be bombarded with charged particles as a hole in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona, opens up.

A stream of charged particles will be “lashed” at the Earth, according to space weather forecasters.

A hole has opened in the Sun’s southern hemisphere, spewing a stream of charged particles toward the Earth.

The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) of NASA has captured images of a large “coronal hole” in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona.

According to the Express, the stream of “gaseous material” that has escaped the hole is expected to hit the planet between Saturday and Sunday.

According to SpaceWeather.com, this could cause minor geomagnetic disturbances in the planet’s magnetosphere, which is the region of space dominated by Earth’s magnetic field.

Solar winds are a continuous stream of plasma that flows out into space from the Sun’s corona.

The streams escape the corona, the Sun’s outermost layer, which can reach temperatures of 1.1 million degrees Celsius.

In the polar regions, the stream heading towards Earth is expected to produce some stunning aurora effects.

The good news is that the forecast does not predict any technology or communication-related consequences.

“Earth is exiting one solar wind stream,” wrote SpaceWeather.com’s astronomers.

There’s a third one on its way.

“The gaseous material is expected to arrive on November 21-22, flowing from a southern hole in the sun’s atmosphere.

“A corotating interaction region (CIR) moving just ahead of the stream, according to NOAA forecasters, could cause geomagnetic activity and Arctic auroras on November 20.”

A compression region that forms ahead of a coronal hole stream is referred to as a CIR.

They form when slower solar winds collide with a faster-moving stream.

They usually develop ahead of “more persistent coronal holes,” according to the American Meteorological Society.

The interplanetary magnetic field strength increases as they approach Earth, which can cause solar storms.

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On a scale of “G1 Minor” to “G5 Extreme,” solar storms are categorized.

Minor storms, according to the US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), can cause weak power grid fluctuations and disrupt satellite operations at the lower end of the spectrum.

The inbound solar winds are not expected, according to the latest SWPC forecast.

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