posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 11:34 AM
Solar Storm incoming
The arrival of several other recent CMEs is imminent, however, so skywatchers at high latitudes should keep an eye out. The fallout from those solar
storms are expected to spark a G1 geomagnetic storm on Earth today, SWPC officials said.
"Earth's magnetic field is about to receive a glancing blow from three CMEs observed leaving the sun between Oct. 20th and 22nd," astronomer Tony
Phillips wrote Thursday (Oct. 24) on Spaceweather.com, a website that tracks skywatching and space weather events.
"Forecast models suggest that the three clouds merged en route to Earth, and their combined impact could trigger a mild polar geomagnetic storm on
Oct. 24-25," Phillips added. "High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."
They predict a short-lived G1 geomagnetic storm -- which can cause weak power grid fluctuations, minor impacts on satellite operations and
intensified auroras -- today (Oct, 25), then another one on Monday (Oct. 28).