Gwizz Posted March 11, 2012 Share Posted March 11, 2012 Interesting storm ahead. I think I will unplug my electronics again. Moving at about 3 million MPH this next one will not take long to get here. The following is from the: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News030712-X5-4.htmlQuote:"Geomagnetic storms due to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) earlier in the week have increased in strength, and are now rated a G3 on a scale from G1 to G5.This space weather is due to the March 7 activity from the sun that caused rapid changes to the shape of Earth's magnetosphere – the bubble of protective magnetic fields surrounding the planet -- resulting in a geomagnetic storm. As of March 8, the storm was fairly mild since the magnetic fields from the CMEs were partially aligned with Earth's own and thus slid around the magnetosphere. However, the geomagnetic storm has increased because the magnetic fields of the CMEs have now changed direction such that they can more easily deposit magnetic energy and radiation into Earth's environment" 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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