Space experts warn of an impending geomagnetic storm on Earth. Know all the details here.
The Sun has returned to its volatile best state and it has taken the lead space Experts warn that a huge solar storm has been erupting and it may be heading towards Earth. This is expected to cause danger geomagnetic storm on the earth. A major disturbance of the Earth’s magnetosphere due to the efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the surrounding space environment. The earth can cause a powerful geomagnetic storm capable of disrupting satellites, power grids, Internetand more.
“Sunspots are areas that appear dark on the surface of the Sun. They appear dark because they are colder than other parts of the Sun’s surface,” NASA said. However, the temperature of sunspots is still very hot – around 6,500 degrees F!” These sunspots are relatively cool because they form in areas of particularly strong magnetic fields on the Sun’s surface.
Spaceweather.com reports that the current sunspot is so large that it is even changing the way the sun oscillates. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center predicts that the geomagnetic field around Earth will be unstable over the weekend that could disrupt the radio magnetic sphere. .
“A high-velocity solar wind is approaching Earth. Estimated time of arrival: August 9. Gaseous matter is oozing out of an equatorial hole in the sun’s atmosphere. Skywatchers at high latitudes should be wary of the aurora,” mentioned Spaceweather.com.
Dr Tamitha Skov, Space Weather Physicist also tweeted to inform us of the expected aurora lights in the coming days. Her tweet reads: “My new #SpaceWeatherWoman forecast is up! Watch the big highlight as it latches on to life in the eastern limb of the Sun, learn about the large ray emitter in action! poor in Earth view and see if the #solar wind rushes forward to bring us #aurora this week”
Higher latitudes to the north can see the bright aurora borealis due to Sun stormbut it remains unclear whether it will turn into a major geomagnetic storm.