July 22, 2024

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Solar storms are heading toward Earth. But, what does that really mean?

Solar storms are heading toward Earth.  But, what does that really mean?

Federal forecasters announced Friday afternoon that “geomagnetic disturbances” caused by incoming solar storms will likely be here on Earth starting Saturday and continuing into next week.

“The last coronal mass eruptions have left the Sun and may reach Earth at least as lightning strikes.” Space Weather Prediction Center He said in a statement. “Early impacts could be as soon as November 4.”

NASA Describes coronal mass ejection In the form of “huge bubbles of coronal plasma linked by intense magnetic field lines that are ejected from the Sun over the course of several hours.” The space agency says they often look like a “huge twisted rope” and can occur with solar flares or explosions on the Sun’s surface.