Solar storms are common things that have affected our planet since its existence, and most of them do not have serious consequences for humans, but the NASA Solar Observatory announced that a strong geomagnetic storm will affect Earth on Friday, and the warning was issued after scientists discovered a crater. In the sun’s atmosphere the size of 20 Earths.
The intensity of the magnetic storm is well above average at a G4 level (severe level) on a scale of 5 max, which can cause difficulties in some electronic systems around the world.
“It will be the most powerful in the last six years towards our planet.”
According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center, this geomagnetic storm can cause voltage control issues for some instruments, with the risk of atmospheric turbulence on low-Earth orbit satellites or system problems. Hardware, such as GPS. The storm is very strong, but according to NASA, there will be no serious consequences for our planet.
A severe geomagnetic storm warning (G4) is in effect. Tonight the Northern Lights can be seen as far south as Alabama and northern California. For more information go to https://t.co/zdX7CLBfvS pic.twitter.com/T0CALDz4VW
– NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 24, 2023
Per an article on the official Space.com website, this solar storm will be the most powerful in the past six years towards our planet. Among other effects, the event will displace the well-known and brilliant northern lights to areas further south on the planet that are not used to being seen, observable at latitudes up to 45 degrees. As a general rule, the aurora borealis can only be seen at latitudes between 70 and 60 degrees.
These northern lights can easily be seen in countries like Canada, the United States, Russia, Norway, Greenland, and even parts of the United Kingdom that have never been seen before.