The fourth week magnetic storm began on Earth

MOSCOW, March 12 — RIA Novosti. Is the fourth in the last seven days, magnetic storm began on Earth, according to the space weather forecast center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA).

Magnetic storms on Earth begin when the magnetosphere of the planet "hit" the Sun ejected plasmoids — coronal mass ejections, which are connected with X-ray flares on the star. Charged particles cause geomagnetic disturbances when they reach great strength, it can lead to failures in electronic equipment, disruption to radio and electrical networks.

To date, the index of geomagnetic disturbances Kp, measured

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This time was a false alarm, but watch out for the sun: it rises (The Financial Times, UK)

This week's solar flare occurred, and the world in this regard, the media erupted with a series of messages, alerting us to the fact that on-orbit satellites will be burned up, and power fail, when over-charged solar particles to break into the Earth's atmosphere

Meanwhile, nothing much happened. Some airlines, however, have changed the trajectory of their aircraft, pushing them away from the poles, but by Friday evening the above natural phenomenon not caused any major disasters.

Yes, this time was a false alarm, but the delusion still not worth it. This episode should not be written

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The current magnetic storm was the most intense since 2006

Magnetic storm, which began on Earth on Thursday night and continuing to this day, was the most intense and prolonged to December 2006, the director of the Space Weather Center forecasts the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation (IZMIRAN) Sergei Gaidash.

"This is the most intense and longest geomagnetic disturbance in December 2006, if you focus on Planetary Kp-index (index of magnetic disturbances)," — said the source.

Magnetic storms on Earth begin when the magnetosphere of the planet "hit" the Sun ejected plasmoids — coronal mass ejections, which are connected with X-ray flares. Charged particles

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In the next 18 months will often attack the Earth magnetic storms

The next 18 months will be marked by an exceptionally high solar activity, during which time there will be up to six high-power electromagnetic storms, which will fall to Earth. With such a forecast made today known astrophysicist Briton Maggie Aderin-Peacock.

"Now the Sun enters the peak of its 11-year activity cycle," — she said on the radio station BBC BBC. "We should all prepare for the powerful energy of the impact of light," — warned Aderin-Peacock. According to the latest estimates of the international group of scientists, the current peak phase of solar activity will continue until the end

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The third day of the ionosphere protects humans from the strongest solar flares

The front of the strongest impact in the last 5 years, a solar flare (class H5.4), which took place on March 7, reached the Earth's atmosphere. According to the Institute of Applied Geophysics. EK Fedorov Roshydromet 8.25 MSK March 7 the invasion of proton fluxes in NES, March 8, there was an increase of the intensity of proton fluxes.

Radiation situation on March 8 in the first half of the day was moderately disturbed in the second half — much perturbed. At 11.30 MSK March 9 radiation conditions — moderately disturbed. The figure shows a three-hour course of

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Residents of northern Canada, Iceland and Alaska could see the northern lights

Residents of northern Canada, Alaska and Iceland could see amazingly beautiful aurora borealis. The sky is painted in hundreds of shades of turquoise, green, purple and blue. Such a glow caused by the worst outbreak in the sun on March 7. Experts assign it the highest level of intensity.

I must say that the strongest radiation felt by the residents of which are close to the poles. But at the equator such outbreaks have not noticed, television reported "Russia 24".

Those most at risk from such solar activity, oddly enough, not exposed to

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The hurricane season in the Atlantic in 2012: expected average activity

Buenos Aires (Infobae). A few days ago the director of the National Hurricane Center (NHC, USA) Bill Reid (Bill Read) said that in the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season should expect the average activity of cyclones. Recall that the hurricane season in the Atlantic and the Caribbean officially begins July 1 and ends Nov. 30.

The average hurricane season in the Atlantic and the Caribbean generates 12.1 tropical storms, 6.4 of which reach hurricane strength. In the last decade, the region has increased cyclonic activity. Thus, in 2011, there were 19 tropical storms, of which seven developed into hurricanes, including three

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Solar activity in 2012 did not increase: perhaps ahead of the Little Ice Age

Maybe the Earth is at the beginning of a new ice age: the activity of the Sun in 2012 and has not increased, although its current maximum is just for this year. What is now happening with the sun, compared to the so-called Maunder and Dalton minima in the XVII-XIX centuries, which coincided with a sharp decline in global temperatures. However, the link the Earth's climate and solar activity is not yet proven. Since the middle of XVIII century observatory in Zurich began regular study of solar activity. Cycle, which scientists have begun monitoring, was named the first solar cycle.

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NASA: Solar mega-storm will happen in the next two years

NASA scientists announced disappointing forecasts. In the next two years is expected emergence of mega-storms on the sun, which plunges the planet into darkness. Cities will remain without electricity for a year, $ 2 trillion of expected damage, failure of the entire energy structure and Telecommunications. Sun has entered a phase of activity, which will reach its peak in 2014.

In a previous statement, NASA predicted the emergence of a soup, a solar flare in the next 5 years, but new research has shown that the mega-storm on the sun, will occur in the next 2 years.

These are

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Tonight the world will begin a magnetic storm

The active region 1429 on our luminary could bring a lot of surprises

On Monday night at the Sun from the edge of the Sun released a new active area with the number 1429. She caused a prolonged outbreak of class M.

This is the fourth level of the strength of emissions. And now it goes to the highest level — H. Recall that flash luminary according to the power of X-ray radiation can be divided into five classes: A, B, C, M and X.

According to the head of the center space weather forecasts of the Institute of

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