Sunday, June 5, 2011

On Earth, magnetic storm started

MOSCOW, June 5 - RIA Novosti. Magnetic storm began on Earth on Sunday night - Kp index of geomagnetic disturbances to date has reached 6, one more than the minimum value, which is considered by the storm, according to data center space weather forecast of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
"This is normal, the sun continues to move to a new high activity, now it is observed from 5 to 10 active regions.
June 1 was a coronal mass ejection, then another, and now ejection of solar plasma reached the Earth, "- said the director of the Center forecasts of space weather the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation (IZMIRAN) Sergey Gaidash.
"In the next two days we have" secured "perturbed situation" - he added.
The level of magnetic disturbances has reached a "red zone" around 00.30 MSK on Sunday. Currently recalculated every three hours the index Kp, characterizing the geomagnetic activity, reached a value of 6. In this scale, there are 10 levels ranging from 0 to 3 correspond to the quiet magnetosphere level 4 - perturbed, and levels 5 through 9 - magnetic storms five classes.
Perturbations in the Earth's magnetosphere - the magnetic storms - arise under the action of streams of solar plasma, charged particles emitted Sun. Particle, the "hits" on the magnetosphere, forcing it to vibrate, which can cause disruptions in radio communications


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