Solar winds

Solar winds traveling at millions of miles per hour could hit the earth in the coming hours

Solar winds that travel in space at a speed of millions of miles per hour can hit the earth in the coming hours and endanger both satellites and power grids.

The solar flare-up came as a result of a recent solar storm from the sun, which highlights the continued increase in activity within the current solar cycle 25.

Space weather authorities on Sunday, June 20, reported that this threatening threat, which underlines the great impact on the Earth’s magnetosphere if the solar winds were to hit our planet.

If it does, all equipment and craft that depend on satellites, power grids and radio technology can be affected.

The Space Weather Prediction Center (SPWC) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has also warned that solar winds may be associated with a geomagnetic storm.

This can cause interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS) and satellite signals.

Since January, dynamic solar activities have led to several types of solar storms such as solar flames, solar winds and coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

These storms have released highly active particles that are collectively called space weather risks such as geomagnetic storms, solar radiation storms and radio interruptions.

Solar storm warning

Solar winds

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Solar winds from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere are expected to go towards the earth, which is currently traveling at a speed of 600 kilometers per second, according to spaceweather.com.

The Meteorological Service also quoted statements from NOAA forecasters that there is a small chance that it could produce or produce G1-class geomagnetic storms.

According to the latest updates are SWPC said that the speed of the solar wind is currently 534 km.

In addition, there is a chance of radio interruption until Wednesday 22 June.

At the same time, the risk of solar storms is small.

Based on previous space weather events, there are times when solar storms emit the mentioned dangers.

They are part of a five-level scale below NOAA space weather wavewhere class 1 is the lowest and class 5 is the highest.

Solar storms normally cause the so-called northern lights or northern lights, and affect migrating animals such as birds if the earth’s magnetosphere is disturbed.

But the amount of space energy particles from a certain type of space weather is storming.

Also read: Solar storm incoming: Solar winds will pass the earth

Solar wind disturbance

The possibility of disturbances from the approaching solar winds varies from minimal to moderate, according to SWPC.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) compared solar winds to hurricanes, whose destructive winds could wreak havoc and cause extensive disturbance on earth.

Although the cause and mechanism of both storms are different, the US space agency is keen to understand our knowledge of solar winds.

There is still limited data regarding the impact of the solar wind.

NASA emphasizes that a historical assessment of these solar storms indicates that we understand the space phenomena that are responsible for disrupting ship communications in our oceans, space satellites and terrestrial power grids.

According to Nicky Fox, division chief of heliophysics at NASA’s headquarters, the solar wind disturbance stems from the fact that it carries the sun’s magnetic field with it when it crosses towards the earth.

It then collides with the earth’s so-called protective barrier and protects us from solar storms.

Related article: High-speed solar winds traveling at 1.1 million MPH to affect the earth this weekend

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