A strong solar storm will hit Earth today and its impact will be reflected in the brilliant auroras, NASA revealed. View the details here.
The National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA) has confirmed and warned of a strong solar storm impact on Earth today, which is March 28. According to the space agency, this strong solar storm is expected to hit Earth’s atmosphere over the UK. A solar storm is caused when the sun shoots electromagnetic particles or solar eruptions from the surface. And these bursts of energy are blasted into space, turning into solar storms that sometimes have the potential to destroy all communications networks on Earth — from cell phones, satellites to power grids.
However, there is a bit of discrepancy about the exact time when the solar storm will hit Earth. For its part, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a different time for the solar storm’s collision with Earth. Based on NASA’s prediction of a solar flare collision with Earth at midnight on March 28, while US NOAA estimated it 18 hours ago based on NASA’s forecast. dr. Tamitha Skov, the popular space weather forecaster, shared the information about the solar storm in her online forecasts a few days ago.
Tamitha tweeted about the upcoming solar storm and her tweet reads: “Fast Hit or Slow? An Earth-targeted #solarstorm is on its way to Earth, but NASA and NOAA forecasts disagree on impact time. NASA says impact will be around midnight on March 28, but NOAA thinks 18 hours earlier. Anyway, #aurora could reach the mid-latitudes! (sic)”
What will this solar storm hit on Earth?
She predicted that the solar storm will hit GPS reception and high-frequency radio reception and could cause problems. In addition, it is the solar storm that produces dazzling auroras as far as the mid-latitudes, especially in regions near the UK. She went on to say that the auroras can also be seen in regions such as New Zealand and South Pole Tasmania because of sufficient darkness in these areas.
She recently shared several images of some fascinating auroras in these regions of the Twitterati. One of the tweets states, “Best Aurora of the Year (so far) at Butchers Dam, Alexandra last night”, while another tweeted: “Nice healthy band growing in ND. See it on @NoDDAC_cameras… Oh by the way, that band is overhead in Northern MB, we are now accelerating to our foreground that we explored before.”