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Specialists of the Laboratory of x-ray astronomy of the Sun FIAN warned that a geomagnetic storm could cause disruptions in satellite navigation, communication and power networks. This, in turn, will provoke the departure of satellites from earth orbit. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
The largest in a year or two geomagnetic storm was played on Tuesday, may 14. Perturbation of the magnetosphere began due to increased solar activity. The strength of the storm reaches three points out of a maximum of five and can negatively affect the health of people and animals. A geomagnetic storm will last until the evening and cause major Aurora.
Magnetic storms of the third level have a significant impact on space technology, including increasing the likelihood of demolition machines from orbit and cause problems with maintaining their orientation. Expected interruptions in satellite navigation, as well as problems in the low-frequency radio navigation and high frequency radio communications.
According to scientists, during such events, the necessary correction voltage in electrical systems. It is also possible misoperations of protective systems.
Geomagnetic storms and variations in the strength of Earth’s magnetic field caused by the flow in the vicinity of a planet perturbed streams of solar wind consisting of ionized particles. One of the most powerful geomagnetic storms is the Carrington event of 1859, in which a failure has occurred in the work of Telegraph lines and there was a bright Aurora above the southern latitudes.
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