The dazzling auroras can be seen in the night sky to the south as upstate New York THIS WEEK as the geomagnetic storm barrels towards the Earth
- SWPC says a G1 storm watch is inn effect from Wednesday to Friday
- At its strongest, the storm will reach the level of G2, possibly a small threat to Earth
- While it may cause small electrical interruptions, it will trigger stunning auroras
- See them throughout the northern United States at the end of the week
A geomagnetic storm goes towards Earth's atmosphere and can carry back-to-back auroras north three nights in a row. The Space Weather Prediction Center provided a storm watch earlier this week for Wednesday on Thursday and since then expanded the forecast on Friday.
This means that the Earth may feel little effect from a series of coronal mass ejections emitted by day since May 10, including poor power grid disturbance.
The incoming storm means that people in some northern latitudes, including parts of the United States, may have the opportunity to see Northern Lights.
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With its strongest, the storm will reach the G2 or moderate level, which poses little threat to earth activities. However, it will trigger a luminous light display also known as Northern Lights located in northern latitudes, between the green and yellow lines on the map above
Northern and Southern Lights are natural light eyeglasses triggered in our environment also known as & # 39; Auroras & # 39 ;.
There are two types of Aurora – Aurora Borealis, which means "dawn of the north", and Aurora The Australis, & # 39; dawn of the south. & # 39;
The light shows when the electrically charged particles from the sun go into the Earth's atmosphere.
Usually particles, sometimes referred to as a solar storm, are eliminated by the Earth's magnetic field.
But as stronger storms they entered the atmosphere and collided with gas particles, including hydrogen and helium.
These collisions emit light. Aurora displays appear in many colors although the light green and pink are common.
SWPC claims that a g1 storm watch will remain in effect from Wednesday to Friday after three CMEs have occurred since last week.
A CME, or coronal mass
They take several days to do this on Earth's magnetosphere.
& # 39; The first two CME events are expected to arrive on May 15 and The third CME is expected to arrive in the next half of May 16, & # 39; says the SWPC.
While major geomagnetic storms have the potential to destroy satellite operations and earth-based electrical systems, this week's turbulence is relatively minor.
With its strongest, the storm can reach G2 or moderate levels, possibly a small threat to earth activities.
However, it will boost luminous light displays also known as Northern Lights.
The phenomenon, called aurora borealis, is best seen in more northern latitudes.
It includes much of the northern United States, including Michigan and many of upstate New York.
SWPC says a G1 storm watch will remain in effect from Wednesday to Friday following three CMEs that have taken place since last week. These take a few days to do so on Earth's magnetosphere
A geomagnetic storm is moving into the Earth's atmosphere and can carry a back-to-back auroras north three nights in a row this week.
Electrons from sunrise collide in the upper atmosphere of the Earth, the interactions begin to start colorful beams that appear to dance in the sky.
"Accelerated electrons follow Earth's magnetic field down to the Polar Regions where they conflict with oxygen and nitrogen atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere of the Earth," explains SWPC. [Inthesecollisionselectronstransfertheirenergytotheatmospheresotheatomsandmoleculesareexcitinginhigherenergystates
they rest back to lower states of energy, they release their energy in the form of light. This is like how fluorescent light works. & # 39;