Dangerous solar storm hit the earth again, blackout happened in this area! Is big trouble coming?2 min read
A solar storm powered by particles from the CME hit Earth on Thursday.
There is a possibility of blackout after the solar storm collided with the Earth.
New Delhi. A solar storm powered by CME particles hit Earth’s magnetosphere today after a coronal mass ejection cloud collided. However, if the satellite does not do anything, then the information about this solar storm would not be available. The solar storm driven by the CME attacked the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth, creating an aurora. Please tell that the Sun is passing through a cycle of 11 years. Due to this, he is in a very active phase. Due to the movements happening in the Sun, the Earth is facing events like Solar Fair, Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) in recent times.
Let us tell you that earlier this week, due to several moderate solar flares, a cloud of coronal mass ejection was released from the surface of the Sun, which was moving towards the Earth. Due to the collision of this cloud, it is feared that the surrounding areas may be affected by shortwave radio blackout. The incident was reported by SpaceWeather.
Solar storm feared due to change in IMF
It was written on SpaceWeather’s website, ‘Arrived earlier than expected, a CME struck the Earth’s magnetic field on January 17. Its arrival was indicated by a sudden change in the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) near the Earth. It has also been mentioned in the website that the solar storm occurred in the early hours of January 19 and has since weakened.
A cloud of CME hit the Earth
This particular solar storm was earlier predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But a part of the CME cloud was carried forward by the solar wind and impacted the magnetosphere on January 18. After this, experts were not sure that the rest of the clouds would move towards the Earth and collide.
Solar storm was predicted before aurora appeared
However, the solar storm was predicted a few hours before the aurora display was observed in the Arctic Circle. Reports suggest that it was a minor solar storm. But the surrounding areas are likely to be affected by the shortwave radio blackout. This type of radio wave is commonly used by airlines, ships, ham radio operators and drone pilots. But so far, there is no report of them being disrupted.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 21:53 IST