VIDEO: Officials Issue 'Severe' Geomagnetic Solar Storm Watch Alert for Earth

VIDEO: Officials Issue ‘Severe’ Geomagnetic Solar Storm Watch Alert for Earth


Officials say a powerful solar storm will hit Earth on Friday and its arrival could cause infrastructure problems.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an alert Thursday for a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Solar Storm Watch after approximately five “earth-directed coronal mass ejections” (CMEs) were seen and expected to reach Earth, Insider Paper reported.

‘Severe’ geomagnetic solar storm watch triggered for first time in 19 years https://t.co/lTYnfwhB2J pic.twitter.com/5DXNzxtjKe

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It is the first G4 storm watch issued since 2005, according to 12 News. The outlet added that the storms are responsible for causing the Northern Lights:

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CMEs are described as “large expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun’s corona,” according

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