US space agency NASA has informed that a solar storm brewing on the Sun that is likely flare up and reach earth on Sunday, May 6. A coronal hole or sun spot has opened up releasing huge swarm of cosmic rays and it takes about 8 minutes for solar storm to reach earth.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has explained that the solar tsunami can create an aurora or polar lights when it hits earth. Astronomers say three such solar storms are likely to reach earth on May 6 and the Indian Ocean is likely to face the radiation effect and India is within the reach of the target.
The storm classified as G-1 or ‘minor’ is the biggest Since 2004 and it could trigger sparks and melt soil on Moon, while its impact on Earth is still not comprehended by astronomers but similar storms had apparently given birth to origin of life on earth.
A section of scientists warn that it Sunday’s solar storms could be severe enough to disrupt communications, satellite-based GPS, flaring up magnetic field around electricity junctions. A partial tech blackout is likely resulting in disruption to Internet-based communications
Solar winds or a stream of particles from the sun can reach earth and cause heightened radiation resulting in health problems to the life on earth besides disrupting mobile phone signal due to high currents in the magnetosphere
Effects on Earth?
Since the severity has been classified as low by NOAA, it may cause voltage fluctuations in electricity supply or even cause power failures.
The US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued a storm alert on Sunday and Monday as the solar storm can cause a “high stream of activity” that is characteristic to any G1-class storm.
G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm Conditions Likely (06-07 May 2018)
“G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm watches have been issued for 06 and 07 May 2018 due to the anticipated effects of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream… Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, that is, northern tier of the US such as northern Michigan and Maine.”
The gigantic coronal hole in the sun’s surface was captured today by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO),” said SWPC.
Conspiracy theorists have claimed that these disruptions are due to the effect of an approaching Nibiru planet which is lurking in the vicinity of our solar system and David Meade, its proponent, has repeated that the next seven years will witness series of such calamities. NASA has denied these claims as Internet Hoax, though.
Researchers say a storm is coming–the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.
It’s official. Solar storm is to hit earth on Sunday, May 6, 2018. NOAA has classified it as G1, which means minimal but makes an impact on tech communications.
Researchers have long announced that a storm is likely to come and the most intense solar maximum in fifty years may reach Earth any time.
Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has earlier described it as stronger. “The next sunspot cycle will be 30% to 50% stronger than the previous one,” she said. It can produce a burst of solar activity second only to the historic Solar Max of 1958.
Earlier, such intense solar storms had been observed in 1805 and 1958 but with no mobiles and magnetic power lines, the disruption was not detectable as clearly as it would today when auroras and cell technology reveals the impact.
Solar physicist David Hathaway of the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) sid: “A typical sunspot exists for just a few weeks. Then it decays, leaving behind a ‘corpse’ of weak magnetic fields… It takes about 40 years for the belt to complete one loop… “(at a speed) anywhere from a 50-year pace (slow) to a 30-year pace (fast).”
Whether the Big Doomsday is Sunday or not will be known sooner. For now, a storm is coming and how big will it be a question.”