The possibility of a geomagnetic storm on Earth was expressed on Friday due to disruption on the surface of the Sun. The effect of the storm is likely to remain the same on Saturday as well. This has raised the possibility of radio signal disruption in many countries with weak power grids.
The speed of the storm will be 16,13,520 kilometers per hour
According to the US-based Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), highly energetic material from the dead sunspot (AR) AR 2987 on the Sun’s surface will return to space. This place had suddenly become active for the last few days. The event will lead to a geomagnetic storm in the GS series on April 14, which will impact Earth. The speed of the storm will be 16,13,520 kilometers per hour.
Earth’s magnetic field is ready to face storms
SWPC in its warnings has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch for 14 April 2022 and a G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for 15 April 2022. According to scientists, the Earth’s magnetic field is ready to withstand its effects. The collision would result in a moderate geomagnetic storm and could cause radio signals to disappear in some parts of the world. There may also be a fault in the power grid.
A major disturbance in Earth’s magnetosphere
A geomagnetic storm is a major disruption of Earth’s magnetosphere that occurs when the solar wind causes a very efficient exchange of energy in the space environment around Earth. The SWPC has predicted that the impact of the storm will continue through April 15.