According to a new forecast by space weather expert Dr. Tamitha Skov, a solar storm is predicted to directly hit Earth on July 20. The potential impact of a powerful solar flare on Earth has researchers and experts all over the world on alert. A huge flare on July 15 is alleged to have caused radio interruptions.
Throughout the week, new sunspots are anticipated to develop on the Earth-facing solar disc, and solar flares are also anticipated, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These sunspots have the potential to generate strong solar flares with projected X-class impacts that can harm GPS, cause radio blackouts, or even have an influence on mobile networks.
A major solar storm will hit Earth today and may cause disruptions to radio communications and GPS according to @NASA. And let’s hope for a little Aurora in the Northern latitudes. May be visible in Northern US states. pic.twitter.com/IXPdRLd3CW
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) July 19, 2022
A powerful solar flare that struck our planet on July 15 disrupted GPS and caused radio blackouts all around the world. Many thought that was the end of it, but it now seems that the solar flare generated a coronal mass ejection (CME) that is heading toward Earth and will strike us.
NASA issued a warning on July 19 that the flare might have a substantial effect on the geomagnetic field of Earth. On the evening of July 19, the organization also issued a public alert informing people to expect substantial radio and GPS signal disruptions.
According to NASA, a solar flare is a powerful radiation explosion that happens when charged particles are discharged from the sun’s sunspots. On the surface of the sun, these are known as brilliant spots, and they can last for a few hours. Usually, the sun’s photon discharge is what causes these flare explosions.
— Harlan Thomas (@theauroraguy) July 19, 2022
Despite asteroids hitting Earth, there hasn’t been any visible damage. In March 2022, a powerful solar storm hit Earth. A few days later, a G1-class storm hit that area.
According to studies, the strength of a geomagnetic storm can be rated from one to five, with one signifying a minor storm and five signifying a major one. This suggests that a powerful flare could interfere with radio and communication in numerous locations.
The long snake-like filament cartwheeled its way off the #Sun in a stunning ballet. The magnetic orientation of this Earth-directed #solarstorm is going to tough to predict. G2-level (possibly G3) conditions may occur if the magnetic field of this storm is oriented southward! pic.twitter.com/SNAZGMmqzi
— Dr. Tamitha Skov (@TamithaSkov) July 16, 2022
The long filament that resembled a snake cartwheeled off the Sun in a beautiful ballet. It will be difficult to predict the magnetic orientation of this Earth-directed solar storm. If this storm’s magnetic field is facing south, G2-level (maybe G3) conditions could develop! “