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Experts Warn Against Geomagnetic Storm Hurtling Around Earth, Say It Might Affect Powergrid

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According to experts, a geomagnetic storm that is now barreling toward the globe has been upgraded to a, or the strongest category known to be very intense, on Friday night. Since 2003, this is the first storm to ever hit the globe. 

The forecast centre stated that the intense storm might cause power grid abnormalities as well as possible effects on the Global Positioning System, satellite navigation, all communications, and other high tech. Controllers of vital structures have been informed.

The most recent severe incident occurred in October 2003, when vandals vandalized power mechanisms in South Africa and caused power disruptions in Sweden. Over much of the U.S., one could observe the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. 

A space weather expert stated on Friday that the northern light should be visible this weekend across a significant area of the United States as a result of the very high solar activity.

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According to federal analysts, the northern light has been observed as low as Alabama and Northern California following previous solar activity of this size. 

The northern light could be seen in the evening on Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19, or Sunday, May 20, according to analysts. The director of the Forecasting Center, Clinton Wallace, stated in a report that it was an uncommon and perhaps historic phenomenon.

Expulsions of coronal material from the sun. A string of at least 7 Coronal Mass Ejections from the sun is expected to reach the globe early this weekend, causing the geomagnetic storms that cause the northern light.

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a rare, severe geomagnetic storm watch was still in force on Saturday, May 11. The Forecast Center reported some conditions at noon on Friday, May 10, and stated that a major to severe storm is anticipated to persist.

Later in the night, on Friday, May 10, when the first CME moves closer to Earth, more information will become available on the event’s intensity and potential northern light extent. Shawn Dahl of SWPC informed the media on the morning of Friday, May 10.

The most soothing effect of solar movement is the northern lights. Weather experts cautioned that powerful solar storms have the potential to damage satellites, interfere with some radio communications, and potentially take down power networks.

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Improved to a rare storm watch, the first after 2005. Astronomer Tony Phillips has increased this weekend’s geomagnetic storm watch to a Moderate Extreme.

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As a result of the massive sunspot AR3664’s ongoing propulsion of Coronal Mass Ejection toward the globe. According to Phillips, at least four storm clouds are currently en route to our area in response to today’s solar flare.

The Forecast Center issues extreme storm watches infrequently. A notice of this kind wasn’t sent out until January 2005. The center stated that watches of this magnitude are quite unusual.  

A vibrant northern light appears when solar particles become entangled in the Earth’s magnetic field. The fusion between the particles and atmospheric aerosols triggers the spectacular, incredibly green and reddish colors of the light. 

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