The storm is expected to hit Earth on Monday, March 28. A solar storm is a disturbance of particles falling off as a result of electromagnetic explosions from the sun.
NASA expects the solar storm to arrive around midnight GMT Monday.
However, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) believes it will hit eighteen hours earlier, around 6 a.m.
When the solar wind hits the Earth’s magnetic field, its interaction causes the atmosphere to shine.
This is known as the aurora borealis or aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere.
Dr. Tamitha Skov — known as the “Space Weather Woman” for her online weather forecasts — predicts high-frequency radio reception and problems on every side of Earth when a solar storm hits.
She added that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast “suggests a faster solar storm will hit more.”
Dr. Skov said the effects could “reach mid-latitudes” on the planet’s surface.
When asked where skywatchers might see the storm’s aurora borealis, I suggested that people in rural New York might be able to see them, but someone as far south as Utah might not.
New York falls under the United Kingdom, so there is a chance that the eagle-eyed Briton will be in the spotlight.
In the southern hemisphere, d. Skov said residents of southern New Zealand and Tasmania can see the aurora borealis “as long as it’s dark enough” and that the storm hits there in the evening.
Those who live in Australian cities like Victoria and Perth may not be so lucky.
This is because the solar particles that hit the Earth during the storm are “pushed towards the poles” by the Earth’s magnetic field.
Billy Tates, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, explained that the resulting deposits of energy cause the atmosphere to shine around the poles.
While a beautiful sight for some, solar storms can have negative effects on the planet’s navigation and logistics systems.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns: “While storms create beautiful auroras, they can also disrupt navigation systems such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and cause harmful geomagnetic currents (GICs) in the electrical grid and pipelines.”
Large solar storms, in the form of coronal mass ejections, can have devastating effects on Earth and human infrastructure.
The Carrington event of 1859 is the deadliest geomagnetic storm so far recorded, seeing the aurora borealis as far south as the Caribbean but failing telegraph lines across America.
Researchers believe that had the Carrington event occurred today, it would have caused widespread blackouts, blackouts and damage to the electrical grid.
Similar storms were recorded in subsequent years. In February, a small magnetic storm destroyed 40 satellites of SpaceX Starlink.
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