A second solar storm hits earth coincides with Aurora Borealis Forecast 2014 as predicted midday Friday. The first storm hit late Thursday, causing auroras and a few disruptions. Reports suggest the northern lights will again be visible in the coming nights.
Due to the two waves of solar which are blown out by the sun results hitting into the Earth and has been observed auroras & lights in northern region.
As per some scientists, the storm may cause some fluctuations in the Earth’s power grid and slight disturbance in satellites & even in Radio transmission throughout this week. In the meantime, there are also chances that may impact or may observe interference in communications & power networks in some part of the world.
The space prediction center of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) said the storm had “entered its main phase and it has strengthened to the expected G3 (strong) level,” in a statement posted on its website at 9:35 am (AEST).
The major disruptions were not occurred, even though the second flare was classified as an “X-Class” flare, which is the high end of the solar flare scale. A report says, “The X-rays from flares are stopped by our atmosphere above the Earth’s surface. Along with energetic ultraviolet radiation, they heats the Earth’s outer atmosphere, causing it to expand, X-Class flares are the most powerful flares the sun experiences.”
Across Canada and the northern U.S had gone through the effect of solar storms in the expansion of the aurora, or northern lights. And the people in northern New England, the far northern plains, and the pacific northwest might have seen the nighttime show on Friday night.
As sooner the first storm reached the Earth late Thursday, The officials of space weather center wrote an update at the same time, Also the NASA released a new video of X1.6 solar flare from its sun-watching solar dynamics, the events in two different wavelengths.