On Earth began the biggest over the last two years of the geomagnetic storm associated with the increased solar activity. The phenomenon will lead to appearance of polar auroras, interference in radio and wellbeing of people, ONA reports citing RIA Novosti.
According to Sergey Bogachev, a researcher at the laboratory of x-ray astronomy of the Sun LPI, the strength of the storm reaches three points on a scale in accordance with the level of impact on people, animals, electrical, communication and navigation. The maximum five points are assigned extremely strong geomagnetic storms. The perturbation of the geomagnetic field of the Earth began on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, and will last until the evening.
The normalization of the geomagnetic field is expected not earlier than night. Experts advise weather-sensitive people to be careful.
Called geomagnetic storm variations in the strength of Earth’s magnetic field caused by the flow in the vicinity of a planet perturbed streams of solar wind consisting of ionized particles. One of the most powerful geomagnetic storms is the Carrington event of 1859, in which a failure has occurred in the work of Telegraph lines and there was a bright Aurora above the southern latitudes.