New Delhi: A current of highly charged particles – or solar winds, from the Sun is heading towards the Earth and is anticipated to reach sometime between Sunday and Monday (July 11 to 12), according to a report by Spaceweather.com. This current of highly charged particles could likely provoke a minor solar storm in the Earth’s magnetosphere – a region of space dominated by Earth’s magnetic field, and could impact cellphone, GPS signals, space weather forecasters alerted.
“As the wind heads toward Earth, it carries with it the Sun’s magnetic field. It moves vigorously, strikes directly into Earth’s magnetic field. The storm causes a shock to our magnetic protection, which can affect turbulence,” Nicky Fox, of NASA’s Director of the Heliophysics Science Division told express.co.uk.
Solar winds are current of charged particles or plasma that appear from the Sun and out into space. The “high-speed” stream is a consequence of a hole in the Sun’s atmosphere and it is discharging a stream of solar wind in Earth’s direction. NASA evaluates these winds top, on average, speeds of about one million miles per hour but can go faster. Such space weather events interrupt satellite operations, impact radio communications and even cause power blackout.
In a post on their official website, Spaceweather.com vigiled, “A high-speed flow of solar wind is anticipated to smack Earth’s magnetic field. Flowing from an equatorial hole in the sun’s atmosphere, wind speeds could top 500 km/s. Full-fledged geomagnetic storms are unlikely, but lesser geomagnetic unrest could evoke high latitude auroras.”
Also, mankind residing at northerly or southerly latitudes could see fascinating celestial lighting or alpenglow at night.