This May 17 will cause a solar storm that will affect satellites and telecommunications
A geomagnetic storm warning is in effect from Thursday 16 to Friday 17 May. Space meteorologists at the American Space Weather Forecast Center (SWPC) have followed three waves of solar energy that have been washed over the Earth.
Solar energy from three of the so-called coronal mass ejections (CME & # 39; s) has caused a disturbance in the planet's magnetosphere. The CME & # 39; s are powerful bursts of charged particles and plasma aimed at the earth.
The SWPC said a moderate G2 geomagnetic storm warning was issued on May 16, 2019, due to a series of CME that is expected to start on May 15 and last through May 17.
"A G1 storm alarm is also in effect from 15 to 17 May".
This Friday, May 17, storm G2 is expected to produce fascinating effects of aurora in the northernmost parts of the northern hemisphere.
But there are also more dangerous effects associated with solar storms that disturb the Earth's atmosphere.
While storms create a beautiful dawn, they can also disrupt navigation systems. Moderate G2 storms can interrupt power networks by causing damage to the transformer in high-latitude energy systems.
The operations of spacecraft can also be influenced and "ground control may require corrective actions for guidance".
Satellite and GPS systems can also be affected.
The SWPC said: "During storms, the currents in the ionosphere, as well as the energetic particles that precipitate in the ionosphere, add energy in the form of heat that can increase the density and distribution of density in the upper atmosphere, causing an additional drag of the satellites. "
"Although storms create a beautiful dawn, they can also disrupt navigation systems such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and cause harmful geomagnetic currents (GIC) in the electrical network and pipelines."