MOSCOW, Oct. 25 — RIA Novosti. Magnetic storm began on Earth late Monday — Kp index of geomagnetic disturbances at the moment is 6 units, according to data center space weather forecast of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA).
The scale of magnetic disturbances Kp index 10 levels from 0 to 3 are the quiet magnetosphere, level 4 — perturbed, and the levels of 5 to 9 — magnetic storms five classes.
The beginning of the storm there were about 22.00 MSK, when geomagnetic index, measured center of the U.S. Air Force Space Weather on data from a network of ground magnetic stations in the U.S., Canada and Britain, has soared from 1 to 5 — the minimum value, which is considered a storm. After three hours, he grew to 7. Currently, the index dropped to 6 units.
According to NOAA, the storm was the cause of the release of the solar plasma, which occurred on October 22. In the evening of that day, the scientists began to record the growth of the proton flux, and on Monday night on Earth began magnetic disturbances.
Observers in the circumpolar countries, particularly in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, USA and Estonia reported that in heaven there is bright auroras.
However, experts believe that the current storm will not last long, and the Earth's magnetosphere during the rest of the day.
Source: RIA Novosti, Tesis
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