Massive geomagnetic storm to hit earth today, may disrupt satellites and appliances

Massive geomagnetic storm to hit earth today, may disrupt satellites and appliances
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A powerful geomagnetic solar storm will possibly hit the Earth on April 14. It may also cause a massive blackout globally.

Both NASA and NOAA state that a halo coronal mass ejection (CME) was spotted racing towards our planet. As a result, a geomagnetic storm will hit Earth on Thursday.

The model fit indicates a very high probability of earth impact on Thursday. Besides, its speeds may range between 429-575 km/s+.

A G2-class geomagnetic storm is classified under 5 labels. These start from G1 to G5. G1 stands for a low-level storm with minimal impact while G5 is an extremely strong solar storm with severe damage potential.

On the other hand, a G5-class geomagnetic storm can potentially damage our satellites, disrupt GPS, mobile phone networks, and internet connectivity and can cause serious problems.

Voltage fluctuations in electrical appliances are common issues. Moreover, GPS users can also face disruptions. Besides, the harmful ultraviolet, infrared and gamma radiation are all absorbed by the atmosphere.

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