Magnetic storm began on Earth

In the night from Saturday to Sunday on Earth began a magnetic storm, Kp index of geomagnetic disturbances has reached a value of 6, one more than the minimum value, which is considered a storm, according to the space weather forecast center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA).

"It's okay, the sun continues to move to a new peak of activity, it is observed from 5 to 10 active regions. June 1 was a coronal mass ejection, then another, and now solar plasma ejection reached Earth, "- said the head of the Center of Space Weather forecasts the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation (IZMIRAN) Sergei Gaidash, RIA" Novosti " .

"For the next two days, we" ensure "disturbed environment", — he added.

Level of magnetic disturbance has reached the "red zone" of about 00.30 MSK on Sunday. Currently recalculated every three hours index Kp, characterizing geomagnetic activity reached a value of 6. This scale has 10 levels, from 0 to 3 are the quiet magnetosphere, level 4 — perturbed, and the levels of 5 to 9 — magnetic storms five classes.

Disturbances in the Earth's magnetosphere — the magnetic storms — occur under the action of solar plasma of charged particles ejected Sun. Particle, the "hits" of the magnetosphere, forcing it to vibrate, which can cause disruptions in radio.

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