On November 23, the Earth will be covered by a magnetic storm of medium intensity (K-INDEX 4, yellow level), and tomorrow, November 24, a more powerful storm is expected (K-INDEX 5, red level).
According to Meteoagent, two more red level storms occurred on November 21 and 22. A medium-intensity magnetic storm is also expected on November 25, after which solar activity will decrease for the next few days and the geomagnetic field will begin to calm down: until December 4 it will remain at a level of 2-3 points. The next 5-point storm, according to the publication, is expected on December 16.
Magnetic storms are a phenomenon caused by flares on the Sun, which result in the ejection of plasma into outer space. This stream of plasma reaches the Earth's surface and interacts with the magnetic field, causing magnetic storms.
During magnetic storms, weather-dependent people may experience stress, insomnia, causeless anxiety, irritability and a feeling of fear. Doctors recommend the following measures to reduce the impact of storms on your well-being:
Magnetic storms can negatively affect the operation of equipment, especially those that depend on accurate data transmission and electromagnetic stability. Thus, storms can cause malfunctions in the operation of radar equipment and electrical appliances. In some cases, space satellites may fail, and problems with the communication network are also possible.
In some cases, magnetic storms can cause disruptions in determining locations and transmitting information via the Internet.