Geomagnetic storm is expected on March 10

Photo of the solar corona obtained 09.03.2011 at 12:21 GMT.
Photo: from the site tesis.lebedev.ru

This year will be different high solar activity

Geostationary satellite GOES-15 (U.S.), which monitors solar flares today, recorded new
coronal mass ejections from our luminary, said laboratory X-ray astronomy of the Sun (LPI). A series of outbreaks of the average power and the plasma emission occurred on the Sun on Monday and Tuesday. And after a day or two, they can cause geomagnetic disturbances on Earth. They will last for five days. A peak of disturbances will occur in March 10.

According to specialists of the Laboratory, from the beginning of this week, some areas of the Sun are continuously disposed of a very high-speed hot plasma. It forms something like the current, covering the entire solar system, including Earth. Because of this, there are perturbations of the magnetosphere of our planet. They vyzyvut strong geomagnetic storm.

 

 

Photo of the solar magnetic field is obtained 09.03.2011 at 10:22 GMT.
Photo: from the site tesis.lebedev.ru

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of people, solar activity has no effect. However, just in case you need to beware the sick people and pensioners, who in these periods are most at risk cardiovascular disease.
The main danger magnetic storms are in technology. They often lead to failures in communication systems, disabling satellites and navigation equipment.

Previous magnetic storm was recorded in mid-February. According to scientists, this year will be different high solar activity: storms are expected in late March, April and September-October. In general, experts predict that by the end of this year will fall to Earth 25 geomagnetic disturbances. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are frequently have to experience the consequences of the "disturbance" of light.

Prediction of magnetic storms is complicated by the fact that they can be predicted only three days before the start. This is precisely the period in which the release of the Sun reaches the Earth's atmosphere.

Source: kp.ru.

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