Don't believe the hype about the coming solar storm

Solar flare

Solar flare

Also known as a geomagnetic storm, it is a temporary disturbance of the Earth's magnetic field, caused by radiation and streams of charged particles from the sun.

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

"With no sunspot regions on the visible side of the Sun, solar activity was very low, with no flares observed", the space weather report for the past 24 hours reads.

What are the effects of a solar storm?

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.

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According to Wonderopolis, in February 2011, a CME produced a solar flare that "disrupted radio communications throughout China".

So what does this G1 storm mean for Earth? The upcoming storm will put quite a show for stargazers around the world who can assemble at a ideal spot to watch the auroral lights and other natural phenomena that follows. These northern lights were captured in Norway.

The space agency NASA expects one to hit on Wednesday, 14 March, after it detected two huge solar flares erupting from the sun.

Even more, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Russians charts show that, during the upcoming weekend, the magnetic activity will just slightly increase but there won't be a strong magnetic storm this weekend.

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The arrival of the solar storm coincides with the formation of "equinox cracks" in the Earth's magnetic field, which form around the equinoxes on March 20 and September 23 each year.

One of the solar flares that was created last week is said to be the largest in a cycle known as the solar minimum, which dates back to early 2007.

Minor flares really have no impact on Earth at all while the M category can create brief radio blackouts at the poles and small storms.

"Railway networks could be affected in case of an extreme space weather event due to the direct impact on system components, such as track circuits or electronics, or indirectly via dependencies on power, communications, and progressively on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for timing and positioning", ScienceAlert reported, quoting JRC.

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