Strong Solar Strom Ready to Hit Earth Today, Spark Dazzling Auroras

A Strong solar storm is on its way to hit Earth today, and its influence will be seen in the spectacular auroras, according to NASA. Check out the specifics here.
Strong Solar Strom Ready to Hit Earth Today, Spark Dazzling Auroras
Strong Solar Strom Ready to Hit Earth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has validated and issued warnings about a powerful solar storm that will affect Earth today, March 28. This powerful solar storm is projected to impact the Earth's atmosphere above the United Kingdom, according to the space agency. When the Sun fires electromagnetic particles or solar outbursts from its surface, it causes a solar storm. And these bursts of energy are launched into space, where they may cause solar storms that can disrupt all communications networks on Earth, including mobile phones, satellites, and power grids.

Solar Storm Would Collide with Earth at a Different Period

Solar Storm Would Collide with Earth

There is still uncertainty about when the solar storm will strike Earth. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have forecast that the solar storm would collide with Earth at a different period. Based on NASA's projection, a solar flare will collide with Earth at night on March 28, although NOAA in the United States anticipated this to happen 18 hours ago based on NASA's prognosis. Dr. Tamitha Skov, a prominent space weather forecaster, released information about the solar storm in her online forecasts a few days ago.

Tamitha tweeted on the impending solar storm, asking, "Fast Hit or Slow? An Earth-directed #solarstorm is on its way to the planet, but NASA and NOAA forecast different impact times. NASA predicts the impact will happen around midnight on March 28, but NOAA predicts it will happen 18 hours sooner.

What will the Effects of this Solar Storm be on Earth?

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She projected that the solar storm will interfere with GPS and high-frequency radio reception, causing some issues. Aside from that, she expects the solar storm to produce beautiful auroras down to the mid-latitudes, particularly in areas near the UK. She went on to say that auroras may be seen in places like New Zealand and Tasmania, as well as in the South Pole because there is enough darkness in these places.

She just posted numerous photographs from the Twitterati of some spectacular auroras in various places. "Best Aurora of the year (so far) near Butchers Dam, Alexandra last night," one tweet says, while another says, "Nice robust band growing in ND." Seeing it using @NoDDAC cameras... That band, by the way, is overhead in Northern Manitoba. We're on our way to the foregrounds we scouted earlier."

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