Northern Lights, Geomagnetic Storm, Storm, Space

The US is again in danger, as reported by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a geomagnetic storm is approaching the Earth rapidly. The storm is expected to hit some portions in the USA. The organization confirmed the wind as a G2 storm. G2 is the second-lowest on the G1-G5 scale of geomagnetic storms.

A possibility of some electric disturbance is expected if the rapidly moving particles will be highly charged. The ABC57 has also reported that these particles might directly impact a few regions of the US.

According to the NOAA prediction or forecast, “the analyses suggest influences associated with CH58+ may begin on Saturday, 31 August”. They also mentioned that residents of Northeastern and Midwestern part of the US might face the Aurora Borealis, which is commonly known in the Earth’s northern hemisphere.

Some forecast also suggests that the complete view would be available to watch in Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, South Dakota and Maine.

They have also named it as a beautiful sky show because of the motion of these highly charges rather I would say electrically charges particles from the Sun entering the Earth’s surface at a speed of approx 579 km/sec. The entry of these particles would be transparent and can also be viewed from the ground.

On a casual note the G2 storms are considered as of ‘medium’ range which makes an average impact but as the particles would be charged or highly charged, then their entry in Earth’s atmosphere may cause the transformer damage if, come in contact.


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