Solar Storm Hits Earth, Results Auroras

Posted: Jun 23 2015, 3:57am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 23 2015, 4:08am CDT, in Misc


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Solar Storm Hits Earth
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  • Solar Storm disturbs satellites surrounding the earth!

According to NASA a mighty solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun earlier today resulting in a G4 storm and Aurora displays in the northern regions.

NASA and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center just revealed a solar storm has erupted from the sun as a powerful flare was formed from the surface. The flare reached it peaked around Tuesday morning and may be responsible for disrupting the satellites systems surrounding the earth.

The CME associated with the R1 flare early in the day on 21 June has arrived at the ACE spacecraft located at the L1...Posted by NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center on Monday, June 22, 2015

The flare sent dangerous levels of radiations aimed at the earth however the atmosphere and the magnetic field of the earth does not let the radiation pass through. However the radiation may hinder or may even be hazardous to the satellites surrounding the earth’s orbit.

NOAA has classified the solar storm as a G4 on the geomagnetic space weather scale, meaning satellite navigations can go dark for a number of hours due to temporary malfunction. A G4 category can also cause voltage disturbance on the surface of the earth, possibly resulting in control problems in power grids.

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Currently there has been no report or incidence of voltage disturbance due to solar flare activity but more solar storms are expected to occur today. Such a high level G4 storm will ultimately result in GPS and power disturbances. The current storm is supposedly going to cause the US $2.6 trillion of economic losses as the power outages will prevail up to 16 years or 2 years.

A G4 solar storm usually occurs for 60 days in 11 years and such an occurrence is unusual but it may cause impressive displays of auroras in higher latitudes. Especially in the northern areas the Aurora displays are magnificent due to the magnetic field of the solar storm and can be viewed after dark.

Geomagnetic storming continues. A G4 (Severe) geomagnetic storm was observed at 0513 UTC on 23 June. Solar wind...Posted by NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center on Monday, June 22, 2015

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