Astronomers have warned of the approach of a prolonged magnetic storm


Today, approximately from 16:00 Moscow time, the Earth’s magnetic field will become restless. It will subside only after 4 am the next day. But this, according to the Laboratory of Solar Astronomy of IKI and ISEF, is only a “warm-up” before a long four-day storm that is approaching the Earth.

According to the laboratory, on September 30, the field is expected to be disturbed to the level of a “magnetic storm”. The next day there will be an increase, and on October 2 and 3 there will be a return to the values โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹of the end of September. From October 4, the storm will end, but the magnetosphere will remain excited – this will continue for another three days.

A magnetic storm can disrupt power systems and affect the migration routes of birds and animals. And according to doctors, some people feel worse – those who have cardiovascular diseases, pressure jumps, weakness and headache appear. At this time, stress and physical exertion should be avoided. In general, storms are classified into five levels. With stronger ones, there may be disruptions in short-wave communications and the operation of navigators and power failures in industrial networks.

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