• AutoTL;DRB
    36 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:

    A geomagnetic storm is expected to surge across the Earth’s atmosphere later today as a plume of solar plasma hits our planet.

    This chunk of the sun was spat out on Sunday as a magnetic filament erupted from the star’s surface, with the coronal mass ejection (CME) set to collide with the Earth at around 1 p.m.

    The CME collision could lead to geomagnetic storms as intense as G2-class or even G3-class, which may trigger GPS issues, satellite problems, and auroras seen much further south than usual.

    Amateur radio & #GPS users, expect disruptions on Earth’s nightside," space weather physicist Tamitha Skov posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday.

    CMEs are triggered by magnetic activity on the sun’s surface flinging out huge volumes of solar plasma.

    “Whilst these storms cannot harm us or nature directly, they are disruptive and potentially very damaging to technology,” Huw Morgan, head of the Solar Physics group at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom, told Newsweek.

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