A solar flare has hit the planet, with aurora borealis picking up around the world, and an expert says the storm is still forming after being fashionably delayed.
The coronal mass ejection (CME) hit the Earth’s magnetic field on October 12, at approximately 03:30 a.m., triggering a now-initiated G2 geomagnetic storm.
The Space Watch Weather Prediction Center (SWWPC) warned that the storm is classified as moderate, but even that could cause power grid fluctuations, and high-latitude power systems could be exposed to voltage alerts as the storm continues to form.
An “unexpected” discovery on the edge of the Earth’s magnetosphere! This could cause a disruption in satellite orientation that could be devastating to billions on Earth, as fears of internet outages and disruption of global communications are still potential, and the SWWPC has not ruled out increasing the impact of the solar storm on low-Earth orbit satellites.
Now, the storm appears to be stagnating and is expected to last until 16:00 PM.
But, while the storm can cause major disruption, it also brings great art, with spectacular aurora borealis, known to most people as the Northern Lights, across parts of the United States.
In the storm warning issue, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also said that auroras could be seen at low levels from New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.