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There is a strong magnetic storm on Earth

“The magnetic storm continues,” the IPG said in a statement.

The disturbance in the Earth’s magnetic field has now reached level G4, meaning “very strong” on the five-indicator monitoring scale, with G5 being “extremely strong” and G1 being “weak”.

Level G4 assumes that on Earth, in addition to serious interference in communications, serious disruptions in radio communications and many hours of disruption to satellite and radio frequency navigation may be recorded. Auroras can be recorded even in the tropics.

Previously, 12 high class M outbreaks and one high class X outbreak were reported on Saturday. According to space weather monitoring data, the X-class flare resulted in the ejection of particles towards Earth.

Solar flares are divided into five classes depending on the power of X-ray radiation: A, B, C, M and X. The minimum class A0.0 corresponds to a radiation power in Earth’s orbit of 10 nW per 1 square. m. When moving to the next letter, the power increases 10 times. Flares are usually accompanied by emissions of solar plasma, clouds of which, reaching the Earth, can provoke magnetic storms.

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