Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis can be seen above the Arctic in the Northern Hemisphere after the Solar Storm hit the Earth. Earth’s magnetic field protects us from its loss.
A solar wind from the southern part of the sun can reach the earth in the upcoming days. Space Weather Experts of the US National Oceanic and Atmosphere Authority (NOAA), said that these solar particles are moving in space at a speed of 500 km per second. They have so far gone 150 million km away from the sun. It is believed that by Sunday or Monday (Northern Lights this Weekend), it can also hit the Earth’s atmosphere.
What will be the effect?
Experts from NOAA believe that this solar storm may cause Arctic aurora. Aurora is the light produced by the collision of solar wind on Earth’s magnetosphere. In this way, the blue and green light presents a captivating view that people wait to see. In the Northern Hemisphere, the appearance of Northern Lights or Aurora Borialis, spreads amazing colors in the sky.
There is some bad effect from solar storm too!
Let us tell you that solar storms can also have an effect on satellite-based technology. Due to solar wind, the outer atmosphere of the earth can heat up, which has a direct effect on the satellites. This can cause obstruction in GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV. The current in the power lines can be fast due to which transformers can also fly. But this happens rarely because the earth’s magnetic field acts as a protective shield against it.
Significantly, the last such powerful storm came in 1859 when the telegraph system in Europe was shut down. Experts say that studying of solar storms and saving our technology and equipment from them is very important. These radiation can cause loss of trillion dollars to the earth. It takes many years to rebuild these collapsed infrastructure.