On January 4-5, a G1 geomagnetic storm occurred due to a cosmic fireball crashing into Earth, which is expected to cause radio outages and turn the northern sky colorful.
Coronal mass launch observed by NASA spacecraft
A coronal mass ejection observed by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the Sun – (Photo: SDO/NASA)
According to Live Science, on January 4, the Earth has just reached perihelion, which is the closest to the Sun all year. At a distance of only 147 million km, the Earth accidentally entered again “Red zone” – just within reach of a “cosmic gun”.
On January 4-5, a cosmic fireball containing slow-moving plasma particles from the Sun will approach Earth and crash into our planet’s magnetosphere. It is called “coronation mass ejection” (CME).
This blow will create geomagnetic storm (solar storm) Type G1, but still a type “little” But according to a warning from the National Space Weather Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it is enough to briefly damage the power grid in some locations, causing shortwave radio power outages.
This cosmic fireball also creates the Northern Lights in places in the southern United States, such as Michigan or Maine.
After perihelion, Earth will gradually move toward aphelion in its elliptical orbit, which is expected to fall on July 6. At aphelion, the Earth will be 4.8 million km further from the Sun than at perihelion.
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On January 4-5, a G1 magnetic storm occurred due to a cosmic fireball crashing into Earth, which is expected to cause radio outages and clear northern skies…