The US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) released a strong geomagnetic storm bulletin on Saturday, saying that power and communications systems could be affected after the flare was observed.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reported the observation of a large solar flare, or “coronal mass ejection” (CME), on Thursday. Coronal ejected flares or coronal mass ejections are powerful flares on the surface of the sun that send tons of gas and extremely hot radiation into space. The observatory, which constantly monitors solar activity, took a picture of the event on Thursday.
Radiation blasts are often directed toward Earth, and while harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans, if strong enough, they can perturb the atmosphere in the layer in which they are traveling. GPS and other communication signals.
When solar activity can affect daily activity on Earth, the SWPC, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), issues a warning, or warning.
In this case, the center released a powerful Storm Watch, or G3, for Saturday, which indicates that radiation can affect power systems, create voltage irregularities, or interfere with communications systems or the operation of spacecraft, such as satellites.
The forecast center said the aurora borealis, also known as the aurora borealis, may also be visible on Saturday at unusually low latitudes. A moderate geomagnetic watch or G2 storm watch was released for Sunday.
NASA and NOAA (Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) have developed the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan to help mitigate the effects of solar events. NASA acts as the research arm of the nation’s space weather efforts, using a fleet of spacecraft that monitor the activity of the Sun and the solar atmosphere, as well as the particles and magnetic fields in the space surrounding Earth.
NOAA has established the SWPC in Boulder, Colorado, to monitor solar activity, in the same way that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center monitors tropical cyclones. Using NASA’s solar satellites and observatories, SWPC can provide forecasts and warnings about solar activity that could affect Earth.
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