Experts have warned of a solar storm that is likely to reach Earth within today until Friday, affecting different parts of the world. The solar storm may cause severe disruption in mobile signals as well as electricity supply.
In a tweet early this week, NOAA Space Weather has issued a public warning of a G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm that’s likely to hit Earth between September 28 and 30.
What Causes Solar Storm?
The advisory added that the solar storm is caused by the ‘coronal hole high speed stream’. The storm is a stream of intense radiation from the Sun thrown to Earth.
In most parts of the world, the public has been warned of the possible effects of the storm on the technology, including satellite TV, mobile phone signals, as well as devices that rely on GPS technology, the Space Weather Live reported.
Although the Earth’s atmosphere protects humans on Earth from the danger of the rays, it can, however, heat up the outer atmosphere. This, according to experts, puts satellite installations in space in great danger.
Effects of Solar Storm
That’s why satellite signals as well as GPS navigation will be greatly affected once the surge of radiation from the Sun hits satellites.
“That massive coronal hole system that faced us four weeks ago is back and it survived its trip around the farside of our star. This truly gigantic coronal hole managed to cause geomagnetic storming conditions on five consecutive days during the first five days of this month,” a report from Space Weather Live reads.
But on the positive light, the surge of particles from the Sun could cause the Northern Lights to be visible in some parts of the world.