Solar storm set to hit Earth isn't cause for concern, expert says

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Yes kindly brace youreslf as the Russian Academy of Sciences has said that the storm will hit the Earth on March 18 and will bring about some changes to the Planet's geomagnetic atmosphere. These storms could turn out to be extremely unsafe because they can disrupt telecommunications, navigation, and electrical power around the Earth.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) refuted reports that a substantial storm will disrupt telecommunication systems over the weekend.

NOAA supports creating forecasts for weather on our planet.

'A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth, ' said the Space Weather Prediction Center.

However, Rutledge told Fox News that he sees no reason for concern. "Things are all quiet for space weather, and the sun is essentially spotless".

The initial news on the massive geomagnetic storm appeared on Monday, and soon after fired up Google News.

A chart posted on Russia's Lebedev Institute website shows a slight uptick in geomagnetic activity on the 18th (and again on the 22nd and 26th).

Often, NOAA will observe a dozen G-1 storms in a month, according to Rutledge.

The largest recorded geomagnetic storm, referred to as the Carrington Event, struck in September 1859.

For any of this to make sense, you should probably understand what a geomagnetic storm is.

Though the name sounds intimidating, a geomagnetic storm really is no big deal and happens hundreds of times a year.

The scientists created this scale based in part on an index generated from the amount of magnetic deviation which is produced through a storm in combination with measurements of different currents including "auroral electrojets" and the "field-aligned current". Depending on the solar wind conditions, the storms can last for several hours or even days.

However, even though it won't be the case here, NOAA admitted that a severe magnetic storm could alter the proper functioning of the satellites, therefore, some communication pieces of equipment wouldn't correctly function. According to the federal government's website, there are a couple of these storms that have caused such damage.

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