A solar storm –G1 class – will strike the Earth tomorrow, August 3 as high-speed solar winds escaped from the atmosfere of the Sun. The gazeous material is flowing from a southern hole in the Sun’s atmosphere. The storm will cause aurora display in the higher latitudes, as a esult of refraction of light as the solar radiation hits the atmosphere at odd angles. There is probability of shortwave radio blackouts on the Earth. Some navigation systems could be in trouble and minor fluctuations in power grids could appear. The Sun approaches the peak activity phase of its 11 year cycle. Flares and coronal mass ejections could significantly affect our planet.
G1 flares are relatively harmless. But they could result in power grid failures, minor disruption in satellite function and impact migratory animals. Solar material surges out in a torrent that travels at speeds up to 1.8 million miles per hour (2.9 million kilometers per hour), During these storms, Earth’s magnetic field gets compressed slightly by the waves of highly energetic particles. Extreme geomagnetic storms could even cripple the internet. Scientists say the largest solar storm ever witnessed during contemporary history was the 1859 Carrington Event, which released roughly the same energy as 10 billion 1-megaton atomic bombs.