Big solar storm smacks Earth, may allow more to see auroras

The storm could last a day or longer, he says.

Astronomers stated that the greatest viewing situation of the Auroras ought to be away from metropolis lights, with clear skies, wanting towards the north.

According to the SWPC, A geomagnetic storm is a “disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth”.

If you manage to catch a glimpse, though, the results could be impressive: Astronaut Scott Kelly on the ISS has already tweeted a photo of the red aurora visible from the ISS.

The auroras are expected to light up the night sky in parts of southern Ontario and Quebec, Newfoundland and the B.C. Interior, according to The Weather Network, which also warned cloud cover may interfere.

The first ejection was bursted into area on June 18, with one other blast occurred a day later. The most recent CME shot out on Sunday and will likely join the other two on Monday. But the SWPC updated their prediction to G4 level after the solar weather-measuring ACE spacecraft was hit by the CME earlier on Monday.

“The geomagnetic storm started as forecasted and shortly ramped as much as extreme (G4) ranges”, in accordance with the Space Weather Prediction service in Boulder, Colorado. An extremely intense solar storm could cause broad shutdowns to the electrical grid, wreak havoc on radio communications, and disable GPS devices and aerial navigation systems, costing billions in damage. Collisions between the electrically charged particles and Earth’s magnetic field ionize oxygen and nitrogen atoms, releasing light.

But on the bright side, it also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them.


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