National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has Said Due to the movements of the Sun, dangerous solar winds are reaching our planet today, due to which the G4 category geomagnetic storm is affecting the Earth. Said to be a G4 class geomagnetic storm.
You must be wondering how dangerous the storms coming from the Sun can be for the Earth. According to reports, these storms do not directly affect the earth. There is no harm to the common people. These storms can cause temporary radio blackouts, affecting navigation systems, aircraft operations, etc. Power grids may be affected. If the storm is very strong, it can destroy our satellites in space.
The aurora can be seen today due to the solar storm affecting the Earth. Aurora is a beautiful natural light in the sky. It is usually seen near the North and South Poles at night. Scientists have long believed that auroras are formed when the solar wind interacts with Earth’s magnetic field. According to reports, it is common to have holes in the Sun’s atmosphere, but scientists get worried if their size is large.
Talk about coronal mass ejection ie CME, then these are big clouds of solar plasma. After the solar explosion, these clouds are spread in space by the Sun’s magnetic field. Due to their rotation in space, they expand and often they reach a distance of several million miles. Sometimes it collides with the magnetic field of the planets. When their direction is towards the earth, it can cause geomagnetic disturbances. Due to these, there may be a short circuit in the satellites and the power grid may be affected. When their effect is high, they can also endanger the astronauts present in the Earth’s orbit.
At the same time, when the Sun’s magnetic energy is released, the light and particles emanating from it create solar flares. These flares are the most powerful explosions ever recorded in our solar system, releasing energy comparable to billions of hydrogen bombs.