NASA is monitoring the possibility of geomagnetic storms on Earth, Which is something that has now attracted attention since it opened Recent reports indicate that the planet will be under observation of a geomagnetic storm. Specifically, since last Sunday due to a large glow emanating from the sun last Wednesday, April 21st.
Given the potential damage this incoming energy could do to Earth, the National Weather Service Space Weather Forecast Center (SWPC) released a G2 storm warning – moderate – for Sunday 25 April. However, it is not as dangerous as it appears.
The Space Weather Prediction Center and the United States Air Force distinguish Between “Watch”, “Warning”, and “Alert”. In this case, the one for observation, this is explained “A watch is released when the risk of a dangerous event in space weather increases greatly, but its occurrence or timing remains uncertain.”
It is intended to provide Long notice in advance so that those who need to put their plans into action can do so. The purpose of the watch is to provide a preliminary notification of potential meteorological space activity with a waiting period of hours to days, “they confirm.
The beginning of it all: a solar flare
This phenomenon It begins with a solar explosion on the surface of the sun, i.e. a sudden eruption of energy caused by reorganizing or crossing magnetic field lines near sunspots. There are times when the solar activity and flares are more frequent and intense.
These flares and their radiation can reach Earth, creating a giant bubble of radiation that explodes in space at high speed. This causes A great light appears in the sky. This is known commonly as the twilights, or the northern lights. The expectation was that it could be seen in the far north and south of the United States.
Aurora Borealis is As a result of interactions between the Earth’s outer atmosphere and the sun. The latter releases electrically charged particles called ions, which are deflected in the form of a solar wind or plasma current. On contact with the Earth’s ionosphere, Some of the suspended ions generate shine. This is how the twilight changes all the time and is moved by streams of light or curtains.
Hazards of geomagnetic storms or auroras
in some cases, Radiation can interfere with communications, causing electrical and electrical outages. It is not something dangerous to life on Earth, but it can cause interruptions and Cut off radio, television or satellite communications.
Anyway, according to the results of this particular storm, Most likely none of this will happen, and the only thing that will happen, due to the level of the storm, is a bright aurora.