Solar storm could hit Earth this week

Solar storm could hit Earth this week

But no, there is no massive solar storm on March 18 that could affect power grids and electrical systems and interfere with Earth's magnetosphere.

Weather Network says that the effects of the storm will be pretty minimal.

Perhaps you've heard; a solar storm is on the way.

A HUGE solar storm is due to hit Earth tomorrow which could knockout power supplies and spark impressive auroras. As Newsweek further noted, his comments came shortly after most publications who wrote on Monday about the purported storm had apparently misinterpreted a chart from the Lebedev Institute in Russian Federation that suggested the likelihood of increased geomagnetic activity on March 18, but nothing hinting at a major storm.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who spotted the solar storm using two NASA satellites, said: "A minor geomagnetic storm watch is now in effect for 14 and 15 March, 2018". That storm then can cause solar flares, a release of magnetic energy, and cause the Earth's aurora borealis to light up, bringing Northern Lights chasers joy all over the globe. The G1 a very weak storm, while the G5 is used when a severe geomagnetic storm hits the Earth. As per the stats, Earth faces over 2,000 G1 categories' geomagnetic storms in every 11 years i.e. about twice a day.

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The SWPC says that the northern lights could be seen as far south as ME and MI thanks to the stream of charged particles heading our way. When compared to 1859, yet another similarly intense storm was seen in 2012 which disrupted power grids, however, it was not too unsafe since it flyby near Earth with a margin of nine days. G-5 is the highest level of geomagnetic activity, potentially disrupting spacecraft and satellite operations and causing power grid voltage control problems.

A report from Tech Times that was published shortly after the series of "sensationalist" articles on the potential geomagnetic storm on March 18 detailed what some of these other reports claimed.

In March 1989, a powerful geomagnetic storm set off a blackout in Canada that left six million people without electricity for nine hours.

One major solar storm, now called the Carrington Event, struck the planet in 1859 and reportedly knocked out telegraph systems all around the world.

On the other hand, a solar storm can create a magical display of the northern and southern lights.

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