The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a geomagnetic storm warning for the Northern Hemisphere on Monday.
A warning issued by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) indicates that the storm is likely to affect the US around noon — or early evening in the United Kingdom.
Potential effects are fluctuations in the electricity network involving voltage alarms at higher latitude.
The SWPC warn that system fluctuations as well as voltage alarms could happen on the local high-voltage networks.
People from New York City to Wisconsin and all the way to Washington state could see an Aurora in the sky.
The flare to hit as the day progresses is believed to be a ‘G2 solar flare’, described as moderately strong.
Astronomers don’t anticipate the tide will cause much of the disruption that has occurred since the Carrington event, which is believed to have been the largest solar storm ever to hit earth in 1859.
A similar strike now would probably lead to a total breakdown of some power grids.
Aurora is likely to occur over much of Scotland and perhaps extend into northern England and Northern Ireland tonight
For many in these areas it will be too cloudy but there are some spots in with a chance 👇
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 11, 2021
A massive solar flare is due to hit Earth today, authorities are warning – potentially disrupting power grids and bringing the Northern Lights as far south as New York as well as the north of England and Northern Ireland.
— Sky News Tech (@SkyNewsTech) October 11, 2021