Massive geomagnetic storm set to hit earth on April 14, global blackouts likely
New Delhi : The US space agency NASA and NOAA have warned that the earth is likely to face a geomagnetic storm on April 14, 2022. It may cause global blackouts.
The projection model by NASA and NOAA suggests that a mega-storm with high-intensity energy will collide with Earth’s magnetic field on April 14 (Thursday) and will then escalate owing to a very fast solar wind stream.
Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India tweeted: “Our model fit indicates a very high probability of Earth impact on April 14, 2022, with speeds ranging between 429-575 km/s.
"Low to Moderate geomagnetic perturbations expected. Currently, solar wind and near-Earth space environmental conditions are returning to nominal levels. The CESSI ML-AI algorithm is not flagging any of the active regions currently visible on the solar disk as flare productive."
What could happen when the geomagnetic storm will strike the earth on Thursday?
# Power outage can be seen in places at higher altitudes.
# Radio signals may experience a disruption
# GPS systems may not work properly for the time.
# Cell phone signals may also get affected.
What is a Geomagnetic Storm?
A geomagnetic storm, also known as a magnetic storm, is a temporary disturbance of the Earth’s magnetosphere caused by a solar wind shock wave and/or cloud of magnetic field that interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field.