Massive Solar Storm Projected To Hit Earth Today
Massive Solar Storm Projected To Hit Earth Today: In a first of this month, a massive solar storm or geomagnetic storm is expected to hit the Earth on May 6 as a coronal hole has opened up in the Sun, resulting in the release of a huge swarm of cosmic particles.
Point To Ponder On
- Some experts believe that the consequences of the storm could be far more serious than the appearance of the polar lights.
- The scientists warn that the solar storm could affect satellite-based technology of the earth.
- In layman’s terms, the planet might witness a partial tech blackout.
Effect of Solar Storm
- Solar winds, which are a stream of particles from the sun can heat the Earth’s outer atmosphere causing it to expand.
- This can affect satellites in orbit, leading to a lack of GPS navigation and mobile phone signal.
- The surge of particles can also lead to high currents in the magnetosphere, which can lead to higher than normal electricity in power lines, resulting in power failures.
- The higher amounts of radiation also leave people vulnerable to cancer.
- For the most part, the Earth’s magnetic field protects humans from the barrage of radiation, but solar storms can affect satellite-based technology.
- Solar winds, which are a stream of particles from the sun, can heat the Earth’s outer atmosphere, causing it to expand.
This can affect satellites in orbit, potentially leading to a lack of GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV such as Sky.
Additionally, a surge of particles can lead to high currents in the magnetosphere, which can lead to higher than normal electricity in power lines, resulting in electrical transformers and power stations blow outs and a loss of power.
Good Point Is
Solar storms four billion years ago have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and seed life despite the Sun’s faintness, new research has revealed.
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