A solar storm fueled by CME particles hit Earth on Thursday.
There is a possibility of a blackout after the Solar Storm collides with Earth.
New Delhi. A solar storm powered by CME particles hit Earth’s magnetosphere today after colliding with a coronal mass ejection cloud. However, if the satellite does nothing, then information about this solar storm will not be available. The solar storm caused by the CME attacked the southern hemisphere of the Earth, creating an aurora. Please say that the Sun goes through an 11-year cycle. For this reason, it is in a very active phase. Due to the movements occurring in the Sun, the Earth is facing events like Solar Fair, Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) lately.
Let us tell you that earlier this week, due to several moderate solar flares, a coronal mass ejection cloud was released from the surface of the Sun, which was heading towards Earth. Due to the collision of this cloud, it is feared that the surrounding areas could be affected by a shortwave radio power outage. The incident was reported by SpaceWeather.
Solar storm feared due to IMF change
It was written on the SpaceWeather website, “Arriving earlier than expected, a CME hit the Earth’s magnetic field on January 17. Its arrival was indicated by a sudden change in the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth. It was also mentioned on the website that the solar storm occurred in the early hours of January 19 and has since weakened.
A CME cloud hit the Earth
This particular solar storm had previously been predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But part of the CME cloud was blown away by the solar wind and impacted the magnetosphere on January 18. After that, experts weren’t sure if the rest of the clouds would move towards Earth and collide.
The solar storm was predicted before the appearance of the aurora
However, the solar storm was predicted hours before the aurora display was seen in the Arctic Circle. Reports suggest it was a minor solar storm. But the surrounding areas are likely to be affected by the shortwave radio outage. This type of radio wave is commonly used by airlines, ships, ham radio operators and drone pilots. But so far, there is no indication that they have been disturbed.
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FIRST POST: January 19, 2023, 9:53 PM IST