NOAA explains why geomagnetic storm won't hit Earth on March 18

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While the idea of a massive solar storm hurtling toward Earth at thousands of miles per second sounds scary, there's really no need to worry.

Geomagnetic storms are rated on a scale of G1 to G5, with the latter being the most extreme.

NOAA officials also reported that all that has started from a misreading of the geomagnetic storms charts released online by the Russian Lebedev Institute.

Yes kindly brace youreslf as the Russian Academy of Sciences has said that the storm will hit the Earth on March 18 and will bring about some changes to the Planet's geomagnetic atmosphere.

In March 1989, a powerful geomagnetic storm set off a blackout in Canada that left six million people without electricity for nine hours.

One of the solar flares that was created last week is said to be the largest in a cycle known as the solar minimum, which dates back to early 2007.

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Perhaps you've heard; a solar storm is on the way.

A truly massive solar storm, which would likely be caused by charged particles from a solar eruption sent out toward Earth, could, in fact, knock out parts of the electrical grid for months at a time.

A solar flare that erupted on August 4, 1972, knocked out long-distance communication across some USA states, according to NASA. G-5 is the highest level of geomagnetic activity, potentially disrupting spacecraft and satellite operations and causing power grid voltage control problems.

According to Thought & Co, "some experts have testified before Congress that space weather affects people's ability to make phone calls, use the Internet, transfer or withdraw money, travel by plane, train, or ship, and even use Global Positioning System to navigate in cars".

Media reports of major geomagnetic storms hitting Earth on March 14 and this weekend have surfaced in recent days.

Scotland remains the best place to see the Northern Lights in the United Kingdom, given its closer proximity to the North Pole, and can be most visible in the Scottish Highlands and Scottish Isles. The publication cited two separate examples from the Ready.gov website, starting with 1859's so-called "Carrington Event", where Northern Lights were visible even in Cuba and Hawaii, and several telegraph operators fell victim to electric shocks from telegraph lines, with their papers also catching fire as a result of the storm.

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