‘Big solar flare going to Earth’ – timing of ‘direct hit’ forecast – power outage warning
Experts say a solar storm is “coming for Earth,” and they’ve estimated when a “direct hit” would happen, raising fears of widespread power outages and satellite problems.
A G2 geomagnetic storm warning has been issued for October 11 by forecasters at the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), a section of the US Department of Commerce under NOAA.
Solar storms are classified on a scale of G1 to G5, with G1 being the weakest and G5 being the most dangerous.
Even a G1 stomp, though, can cause problems for billions, since experts predict power grid disruptions and modest disruptions to satellite operations.
“Induced currents / power grid fluctuations can occur,” SWPC warned in a statement.
“Voltage warnings may occur in high-latitude power systems.
“Spacecraft – satellite orientation abnormalities may develop, and low-Earth-orbit satellites may experience higher drag.”
Space weather is mostly caused by the Sun.
The Sun can be conceived of as being “stormy” at times, with its surface being more active than usual. W When this happens, it can shoot streams of energised particles in all directions, which are visible as the Northern and Southern Lights.
While these solar flares can contribute to brighten the sky with spectacular auroras, they can also cause significant damage to electronics, electrical grids, and satellite and radio communications.
Chris Vickery, a cyber security specialist, stated on Twitter: “Please be aware. A large solar flare has been seen and is on its way to Earth.
“It’s going to be a direct strike with Trajectory. Low-level geomagnetic disruption is expected.” He also stated that the impact would occur between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. today.
According to Spaceweather.com, a “halo” coronal mass ejection (CME) has been observed “has been discovered
They went on to say: “Because CMEs traveling directly for Earth appear to create a 360-degree halo around the Sun, this is referred to as a ‘halo CME.’
“Directly away from Earth, CMEs can also generate a halo, but that’s another story.””
Hundreds of CMEs have missed Earth so far this year. Many of them were close calls, causing only modest geomagnetic disturbances as they passed over.
“This time, the Sun, on the other hand, is shooting straight.”
It comes just over a month after experts warned that a solar storm might cause a catastrophic “Internet apocalypse.”
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