NOAA Issues Alert for G4 Geomagnetic Storm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued an alert for a severe (G4) geomagnetic storm, the first since January 2005.

What is a G4 Geomagnetic Storm?

A G4 geomagnetic storm is a severe event that can disrupt infrastructure, communications, and power grids.

Cause of the Storm: Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)

The storm is caused by at least five Earth-directed CMEs expected to arrive between May 10 and 12, 2024.

Potential Impacts of the Storm

The storm could cause disruptions to: Communications Electric power grid Navigation Radio and satellite operations

Aurora Borealis Expected in Many Areas

The CMEs are expected to create spectacular aurora displays visible in many parts of the United States, Canada, and northern Europe.

NOAA Monitoring the Situation Closely

NOAA's SWPC is closely monitoring the situation and has notified infrastructure operators to take protective actions.

NASA Captures Images of Powerful Solar Flares

NASA released images of the powerful solar flares that erupted on May 7th and 8th, 2024.

Stay Informed and Prepared

Stay updated on the latest developments from NOAA's SWPC. Optional: Include a link to NOAA's SWPC website.

Enjoy the Aurora Borealis (if possible!)

If skies are clear, look to the north for a chance to witness the dazzling aurora borealis.

Stay Safe During the Solar Storm

Provide brief safety tips during the solar storm, such as having a backup plan for communication and charging essential devices.