On Saturday, October 9, specialists at NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory detect a solar flare from sunlight. Solar flares occur constantly, but this is unique: it initiates a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly into the Earth’s atmosphere.
As a result, from the southern hemisphere of the northern hemisphere to New York, you may be lucky enough to see an unusual aurora borealis between October 11th and October 12th.
Solar flare event, what to expect
Due to the intensity and orbit of the CME, the flame will cause a G2 level geomagnetic storm in the northern hemisphere of our planet, ending on Monday, October 11th and ending on Tuesday or Wednesday. In addition to Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) glasses, Scientists predict Late Monday and Tuesday morning fires can cause some notable incidents:
- Moderate fluctuations to high latitude power grids, which can trigger voltage alarms and cause damage to some transformers.
- Gentle and moderate satellite and spacecraft interactions, including increased traction due to increased drag in low Earth orbits. Such deviations may require ground control agents to establish a corrective re-osition.
- High latitude radio interference dilutes high-frequency propagation.
Geomagnetic storm scale explained
NOAA A established 5-tier geomagnetic storm scale It is used to measure climate systems caused by solar activity. G1 storms are ‘minor’. G5 storms are the most severe and rare type of hurricane, with the worst and most far-reaching effects being less in Florida and South Texas. By comparison, G5 storms occur approximately four times every 11 years.
On October 11 we experienced a moderate G2 storm, which was relatively mild and occurred 600 times in 11 years.
What creates the aurora borealis?
Spaceweather.com pointed out that an unusual northern light show can be seen in Scotland, northern England, northern Ireland in the UK, Canada, the northern band of the US, and the Pacific Northwest to New England. Washington s. Views can be found far below the latitudes in the state, Wisconsin, and New York.
As explained by ExWeb’s own Christine de Abreu The solar storm causes an amazing aurora:
“There are two magnetic fields – the Earth’s and the Solar – carried interplanetary magnetic field. Ionization creates a variety of colors.
Follow up as this October solar storm develops NOAA Or check in at NOAA’s Space Weather Forecast Center spaceweather.gov, Which serves as the US Government’s official official source for space weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and alerts.
A huge solar flare is hitting the earth today, authorities are warning – power grids are likely to be disrupted and northern lights likely to be brought to southern New York, northern England and northern Ireland.
– Sky News Tech (kySkyNewsTech) October 11, 2021
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