A very high-speed solar storm with a speed of 1.6 million Kilometers and is likely to impact the earth on 12-13 July. The US space agency, NASA expects the speed of the solar storm could even go beyond the expected 1.6 million kilometers per hour.
As per a report by Spaceweather.com, the geomagnetic storm is said to have been originated from the Sun’s atmosphere This would have a significant impact on the region of space dominated by Earth’s magnetic field. Weather experts are keeping an eye on the geomagnetic storm as it is expected to hit the Earth’s atmosphere and disrupt satellite communications including the GPS and Cellular Network. Weather forecasters have also issued warnings.
A solar storm is something that is formed in an 11-year cycle that shifts the polarity of the Sun’s magnetic field, this causes the magnetic forces at work on the sun to get tangled during the process and can punch out through the surface of the sun through a hole, sending the sun’s plasma into outer space and potentially triggering storms on Earth.
On the other hand, geomagnetic storms are referred to as major or minor disturbances occurring in Earth’s magnetosphere due to the efficient exchange of energy from solar winds entering Earth’s space environment.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates, solar winds are known to blow at a speed of one million miles per hour and as of now, the winds are traveling at a speed of 1.6 million kilometers per hour towards the Earth which is expected to increase before they hit the earth.
The National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center had previously predicted in June about a G-1 class geomagnetic storm that had formed as a result of swift solar winds.