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a sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field

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If aimed toward Earth, it could result in a geomagnetic storm, a phenomenon that can affect power and navigation for satellites orbiting the Earth as well as radio communication.
An extreme geomagnetic storm is almost inevitable," according to Solar Storm Risk to the North American Electric Grid, a 2013 report produced by Lloyd's and scientists from Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc.
Earth experienced a geomagnetic storm on June 22, 2015 due to the arrival of an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME, from June 20.
According to a recent report published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the geomagnetic storm that started at the beginning of May will last until October 29.
Factors like a city's geomagnetic latitude, ground conductivity and distance from the coast's highly conducive seawater can make certain regions more susceptible to geomagnetic storms than other.
The geomagnetic storm surging from the sun was initially expected to be strong enough to disrupt power grids, airplane traffic and space-based satellite navigation systems.
Summary: The strongest geomagnetic storm in more than six years is set to hit Earth's magnetic field on Tuesday and it could affect airline routes and power grids.
The ejection will bring with it a geomagnetic storm that could reach a G3 level, or "Strong" ranking.
Essentially, geomagnetic storm categories from G2 to G5 and solar radiation storm categories from S2 to S5 can affect satellite navigation and specifically have an effect on altering satellite orbits.
An especially strong geomagnetic storm has started late in the night Sunday, according to the Russian Lebedev Physics Institute.
The great geomagnetic storm of 1859, for instance, occurred during a solar cycle of about the same size we're predicting for 2013.
Geologic Hazards drought earthquake erosion (coastal, river/stream bank) expansive soil flood geomagnetic storm sinkhole slide (natural slope, constructed slope, snow/ice avalanche, volcanic lahar) subsidence (local, regional) tsunami volcano Atmospheric Hazards climate change el nino and la nina fog heat wave summer storm/thunderstorm (lightning, wind, rain, hail) tornado tropical cyclone (hurricane/ typhoon, storm surge) wildland fire winter storm/blizzard (wind, snow, ice) Extreme Natural Hazards ice age extraterrestrial impact solar flare supervolcano megatsunami Figure 1.
a scientific and engineering firm that provides complex electromagnetic coupling problems and that has developed the first geomagnetic storm forecasting system.
A GEOMAGNETIC storm spawned by a giant eruption of gas on the sun reached the Earth's upper atmosphere, interfering with high-frequency airline communications, but causing no major problems, US officials said.
THE most powerful geomagnetic storm possible has hit Earth, threatening power breakdowns, disrupting airlines communications and damaging some satellites.