24.01.12.Nauchnye NASA satellites registered a powerful solar flare, accompanied by Jan. 22 coronal mass ejection.
This hot plasma, which is a stream of protons, electrons and heavy elements to reach Earth today at 18:00 MSK. Suggestive of geomagnetic storms on the planet is estimated to be "moderate to strong." With such a warning was made on Monday Center forecast space weather, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States, according to ITAR-TASS.
Observations of the Sun and the consequences of such activity lights are Solar Dynamics Observatory (GSO), the space observatory SOHO and Solar-Terrestrial Observatory ties (STEREO). All of them are scientific instruments NASA. "There is little doubt that the flow is in the direction of Earth. According to a preliminary study of the data SOHO and STEREO, the plasma will cause a severe blow to the magnetic field in the vicinity of the North Pole of the Earth on January 24-25, "- stated in the prevention of center.
In the next few hours to adjust the route of polar flights, clarified the deputy head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Kathy Sullivan.
Immediate threat to the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is not reported to NASA. "Flight engineers studied the emission estimate and believe that additional measures to ensure the protection of the crew are not required," — said the official representative of the U.S. space agency Kelly Humphries.
Coronal mass ejections of plasma on the sun can lead to violations of the devices satellites, ground-based connection and cause magnetic storms, but the immediate danger to the person does not represent.
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Source: Lead , NTV