The period of increased solar activity has been active. Government weather organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. claim that Earth was affected by various geomagnetic storms back in March 2022.
Even though the geomagnetic storms probably didn’t harm anything, they highlighted the potential harm that could result from storms that are more powerful in the future.
Then, earlier this month, the Earth was hit by a G1-class geomagnetic storm, which resulted in brilliant auroras over Canada. The only issue is that nobody anticipated this storm until it was already too late.
Astronomers were concerned about the possibility of Earth-directed solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CME) five days ago because of a large sunspot and filaments on the solar surface.
Finally, it was announced on Friday that a significant solar flare had erupted from the Sun, which could cause radio blackouts in several regions of the planet.
A “direct hit” from a solar storm
The “Space Weather Woman,” Dr. Tamitha Skov, forecast a “direct hit” from a solar storm to occur on Tuesday on Saturday. She used social media to distribute the information and a video of a NASA prediction model.
Skov is a research scientist at the nationally supported Aerospace Corporation and a recognized expert in the field of online scientific education.
She yelled “Direct Hit!” on Twitter. “A large solar storm that resembled a serpent was released while in the Earth-strike zone.”
“NASA projects an early July 19 impact. With this one, strong aurora displays could extend well into mid-latitudes, “She added that there might be interference with amateur radio and GPS.
G2 level conditions
Her alarming tweet was followed by another post that included a Sun video.
The science educator described the footage as “a beautiful ballet as the long snake-like filament cartwheeled its way down the Sun.”
“It will be difficult to forecast the magnetic orientation of this Earth-directed solar storm. If this storm’s magnetic field is facing south, G2-level (perhaps G3) conditions could develop! “She went on to say.
These occurrences are anticipated to rise as the Sun enters an active period of its 11-year solar cycle. Now the question is, just how damaging are they? They frequently result in large GPS navigation system outages, which may interfere with small aircraft and ship voyages. But aside from that, there isn’t much cause for concern.