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Published: Sat, February 17, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

A Solar Storm Will Hit The Earth Today

A Solar Storm Will Hit The Earth Today

If you live in the high latitudes, expect to see the Northern or Southern Lights shortly.

Will this solar storm affect the Earth?

The power of solar flares is probably best exemplified in the 1859 Carrington Event, when a geomagnetic storm knocked out telegraph lines and created auroras as far south as Honolulu and Cuba. "Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the USA such as northern MI and Maine", the NOAA said in an alert Wednesday. The NOA says that as a result, people in Northern Michigan and ME might be able to see auroras. NOAA further added that the forecast calls for a high probability of a G-1 or a "minor" storm, which could strengthen to a G-2 or a "moderate" storm depending on how the stream of particles hit Earth.

The solar wind can also cause auroras when it's particularly strong, but the auroras produced by the geomagnetic storms caused by CMEs are particularly clear and spectacular.

NASA and NOAA keep the Sun under observation with high-tech telescopes, namely Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

Forecasters monitor these events, and when a storm looks likely to have a significant impact, engineers can shut down certain systems on satellites, or prepare for impacts on the power grid. During the Solar eclipse, one must not use harmful things such as Knife, scissors.

Solar flares only impact Earth when they occur on the side of the sun facing the Earth.

"A solar flare is an intense burst of radiation coming from the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots", the post by NASA reads.

NASA also notes that one odd side effect of solar storms of this sort is a disruption in the internal compasses of marine mammals possibly leading to increases in the number of animals stranded on beaches. This sends radiation out into space.

"The strongest flares are nearly always correlated with coronal mass ejections", NASA points out.

In a paper published to pre-print science site ArXiv, the researchers wrote: 'If The Carrington Event were to occur now, it would wreak significant damage to electrical power grids, global supply chains and satellite communications'.

What time can the partial solar eclipse be seen?

Next Solar Eclipse in the year 2018.

. The probe's mission is to observe and study the Sun's upper atmosphere. But why? The reason begins about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) away, on the surface of the sun.

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