Expert advises to pay less attention to magnetic storms

People should pay less attention to solar activity and magnetic storms, to avoid problems with the well-being caused by auto-suggestion, deputy director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center for Science Gennady Eliseev.

"The activity of the Sun continues, magnetic storms quite regularly, but my opinion — here you need to pay less attention to avoid self-hypnosis" — Elisha said at a news conference at RIA Novosti.

According to him, magnetic storms, of course, affect the operation of electronic equipment, but the scientific evidence of a significant impact on the health and well-being is not enough.

"This may be more due to the auto-suggestion," — said Elisha.

The latter is rather large magnetic storm on Earth was almost simultaneously with the total solar eclipse on 14 November, in general, the researchers called the Sun abnormally calm: the light has come to the calendar peak activity, but the number of flares, coronal mass ejections, and other manifestations of solar activity several times falls short the expected level. Such low solar maximum the sun has not been seen for 200 years.

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