Solar storm LIVE: Power grid concerns after NASA spacecraft was jolted by a flare that slammed onto the planet.
Today, a SOLAR flare is likely to reach Earth, potentially damaging and disrupting power grids and satellites.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an advisory warning the UK to expect “weak power grid variations” and “satellite orientation anomalies,” according to the report. The storm is rated G2, which means it is moderately powerful, and it is predicted to last until 4 p.m. this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) occurs when a large amount of plasma is ejected from the Sun’s corona (its outermost layer).
The storm is expected to create “mild to moderate geomagnetic storms” with “increased auroral activity,” according to the Met Office.
A solar storm is a disruption of the Sun that has the potential to affect the entire Solar System, including the Earth and its atmosphere.
When the Sun unleashes a tremendous burst of energy in the form of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, the storms occur.
This accelerates the flow of electrical charges and magnetic fields towards Earth.
The most recent solar storm to hit Earth was in July 2021, when NASA announced on July 3rd that it had passed Earth with relatively modest radio interference.
Stargazers have been sharing photographs of the Northern Lights, which were observed last night over the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.
The patterns correspond to the lines of force in the geomagnetic field of the Earth, which the sola particles travel along.
Jeanine, an astronomical photographer, came to Twitter to post a photo of the Northern Lights in Canada.
“Last night was what dreams are made of #NorthernLights,” another person wrote.
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Around the Artic Circle, the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, can be seen.
Those who missed the exhibit on Monday evening should not worry, as forecasters anticipate the aurora will shine again tonight.
The solar storm will tease out the lights from late today evening, according to the Lancaster University site Aurora Watch UK.
They anticipate that they will arrive in waves till early Wednesday morning.
Those seeking to capture the lights should start early this evening, between 7 and 9 p.m., before the best opportunity arrives around 4 a.m.
The Sun ejects billions of tonnes of hot plasma into space in the form of blobs of matter interwoven with magnetic fields, also known as. “Brinkwire News Summary.”