Americans issued geomagnetic storm warnings. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration believes that limited disruptions to radio communications and GPS systems are possible.
A solar storm heading toward Earth is expected to briefly disrupt some radio communications and cause aurora borealis that will be visible from North America.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a warning, and North America is expected to see the worst effects of the geomagnetic storm on Thursday.
GPS systems may freeze temporarily
At this time, experts warn that most of the impacts will be minor, but there is a possibility that the event will reach a level 3 out of 5 on the geomagnetic storm severity scale.
At a level 3, NOAA warns that power grid fluctuations may occur and disruptions to satellite communications and radio signals are possible.
GPS systems may freeze temporarily or become weak, experts warn.
NASA says the current solar cycle will intensify
NASA says the current solar cycle will intensify and reach a solar maximum around 2025, when a powerful solar flare is likely to cause a powerful geomagnetic storm that could knock out power grids and electronic devices.
A solar cycle lasts about 11 years, and the current one began in 2019.