Another Solar Storm could hit Earth on FRIDAY unleashing Northern Lights and ‘power grid chaos’

A SOLAR storm that could create stunning Northern Lights-like displays is expected to pass by Earth on Friday. Experts think there’s a chance a solar flare eruption could cause a geomagnetic storm at the end of the week but it’s more likely to cause a pretty aurora than mess with our power. Read our Solar Storm live blog for the latest updates… AlamyAnother solar storm is heading our way[/caption] GettyThe storm could cause an Arctic aurora but probably won’t cause any disruption to our tech on Earth, according to experts[/caption] A huge solar storm hit Earth on Monday and treated parts of UK and parts of North America to a Northern Lights-like display. That storm was rated as ‘moderate’ and the next storm may have even less of an impact. Spaceweather.com said: “Another CME is coming, but this one might miss. A magnetic filament connected to sunspot AR2882 erupted on Oct. 12th (~0200 UT). “The debris is expected to pass in front of Earth on Oct. 15th. The near-miss could spark Arctic auroras, but probably no geomagnetic storm.” A CME is a type of solar flare called a coronal mass ejection – a huge expulsion of plasma from the Sun’s outer layer, called the corona.…

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Another Solar Storm could hit Earth on FRIDAY unleashing Northern Lights and ‘power grid chaos’

Updated: October 13, 2021 — 10:27 am