magnetic storm

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a sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field

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Though many satellites study the sun and near-Earth space environment responsible for auroras, predicting precisely where, when and how strongly the dancing natural light display -- and the geomagnetic storm -- will occur on Earth is challenging.
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.
Geomagnetic storms are characterized by very long wavelengths.
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.
The new model - it's the first time that computer models based on a firm understanding of physics have overtaken simpler, statistics-based models - can also give information about where the effects of a geomagnetic storm will be weaker or stronger around Earth.
Ten years ago:A powerful geomagnetic storm walloped the Earth, knocking out some airline communications but apparently causing no large power outages or other major problems.
Dubai: Islamic scholars have told worshippers they should not be concerned if their mobile applications fail to point to the correct direction of the kiblah (the direction of the Kba) due to the effect of the currently ongoing geomagnetic storm.
The frequency of geomagnetic storm sudden commencements, however, does not seem to follow the sunspot cycle.
Electricity grids can fail following the most powerful CMEs, as they did in 1989 throughout Quebec and much of the northeastern US when CMEs entered the Earth's magnetic field and became a geomagnetic storm.
In March 1989, the strongest geomagnetic storm ever measured collapsed the Canadian Hydro-Quebec power grid in two minutes.
This index ranges from 0, which is low activity, to 9, which means that a powerful geomagnetic storm is underway.
A solar flare or geomagnetic storm, over which we have no control but which will inevitably happen from time to time, could produce a similar catastrophic result.
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.
The ejection will bring with it a geomagnetic storm that could reach a G3 level, or "Strong" ranking.