Solar storm is about to hit the Earth in a “direct impact”: we show you the effects


The POT announced that a solar storm could be impacting the Earth from this Tuesday the 19th until the 20th or 21st of this month.

The impact of a “serpentine filament” coming from the Sun, it will be a “direct hit”, according to Dr. Tamitha Skov, who adds that we must “expect signal interruptions in the night part of the Earth”. It is also possible that auroras are visible in some regions of the Earth.

However, according to SpaceWeather, it is not precise when this impact of the G1-class storm could occur –which is “minor” but could affect satellite operations-, because it could reach Earth on July 20 or 21, despite NASA’s predictions for today.

Why does the storm occur?

This storm is due to a coronal mass ejection, a release of plasma and magnetic energy, which jumped from the Sun on July 15 by an unstable filament of magnetism. these rashes they are capable of releasing 100,000 times more energy than that generated by all the power plants on Earth over the course of a year.

These storms occur when the Sun is in the active phase of its 11-year solar cycle, and incidents like this are expected to increase in frequency.

How does it affect solar storms?

High power solar storms can have serious effects on human activities. Some research suggests that satellites have been knocked out of their orbits by increased solar wind activity and that smaller craft, known as CubeSats, have been completely destroyed. The decrease in altitude of these satellites is 10 times faster than in the past, which represents a loss of tens of millions of dollars..

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