Major solar storms won't hit Earth this week, says NOAA

A Strong Magnetic Storm Will Hit The Earth On March 18th

A Strong Magnetic Storm Will Hit The Earth On March 18th

Upon reaching the Earth's magnetosphere, the storm interferes with the magnetosphere and causes exchange of energy between solar wind and space environment. Fortunately, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is no chance for such a scenario happening.

AN INCREASE in geomagnetic activity has some experts concerned that the solar storm expected to hit Earth tomorrow could wreak havoc - but is it that big a deal? As Newsweek further noted, his comments came shortly after most publications who wrote on Monday about the purported storm had apparently misinterpreted a chart from the Lebedev Institute in Russian Federation that suggested the likelihood of increased geomagnetic activity on March 18, but nothing hinting at a major storm.

Geomagnetic storms are caused by high levels of radiation which are shot by intense solar events like Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) or other solar events.

Usually, geomagnetic storms are cataloged in 5 different main levels depending on the magnitude, from G1 to G5 levels of geomagnetic storms' magnitudes.

The storm, known as a "G1" geomagnetic storm, is actually the most minor of these types of solar storms, and it likely won't create any of the serious issues mentioned in many news articles published over the course of the past couple days.

The SWPC says that the northern lights could be seen as far south as ME and MI thanks to the stream of charged particles heading our way. As per the stats, Earth faces over 2,000 G1 categories' geomagnetic storms in every 11 years i.e. about twice a day.

Solar storms can also disrupt satellites and various forms of electronic communications. One storm occurred in 1859, while the latter occurred in 1989, which resulted in a nine-hour blackout in Canada.

It can disrupt technology such as power grids and communication satellites.

Information on the internet is, unfortunately, often easy to manipulate, but there is really nothing to worry about when it comes to the geomagnetic storm on March 18. But the incoming storm is said to be minor, even though it may create an impressive display of the Northern Lights. Note that there are certain beliefs associated with solar storms that aren't proved yet as per which, these storms can cause headaches, sleeplessness, and dizziness too.

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