The sun has been calm for the past week, but that hasn't stopped our planet's magnetic field from allowing a small ejection to pierce our magnetic field and trigger a strong geomagnetic storm. Power outages are almost guaranteed by 2024, and now power outages will become the new "norm", which will be blamed on the "heat" in which "Global Warming" is to blame.
A small coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on the Sun a few days ago and hit the Earth on August 3; however, observers from NOAA and NASA did not predictthat this event will trigger a geomagnetic storm.
it the event was barely noticeable in terms of data:
The Bz indicator (upper red line) increased slightly. As well as the Phi angle and density (blue and yellow lines, respectively). However, the plasma velocity (purple line) dropped throughout the entire event. A drop in wind speed is usually indicative of a sunny period of calm.
"I have never seen a geomagnetic storm when the plasma velocity is 300 km / s"says David (Diamond) Mauriello of ORP, but what we've seen there was a storm that lasted for about 3 hours, and the geomagnetic instability continued for another 9 hours:
We also saw a strong bias on the magnetometer, by about 100 NanoTesla:
In years past, we got used to the fact that much stronger CMEs had much less impact on the field, and many did not even cause storms.
The fact that this "negligible event" led to such violent celestial disturbances suggests that Earth's magnetic field has weakened even further., much more than according to the latest official figures in 2017.
Changes are taking place in our space environment.
"This is very bad news."- continues Mauriello.
Shortly after the "hit", news of electrical problems appeared in the news feeds.
Power outages and fires increase tenfold during exposure to space weather, and this is what we saw again on August 3
But it was a "minor event" - the magnetic field of our planet should have been much better able to cope with such a tiny impact.
And although Tuesday's event itself (a KP5-class magnetic storm) is not scary, the fact that the constantly weakening magnetosphere of the Earth (due to the displacement of the magnetic poles and the onset of the next GSM 25 solar cycle) could not cope with such a weak solar event is The number one reason for concern for our modern technological civilization: The Earth's magnetic field is weaker than we all realized
In 2000, we knew the field had lost 10 percent of its strength since the 1800s.
Another 5 percent was lost by 2010.
In recent years, 2015 and 2017, there has been a further acceleration, but we ordinary people have not been privy to any additional loss data., and assumptions about the reasons for this will quickly send you down the rabbit hole of the conspiracy.
Given the last reliable information we have - 2010 - our magnetic field should have handled the impact much better this week.
"The magnetic shield is now so weak that it can be disturbed in such an extreme way by such a minor event."- adds Mauriello.
From what just happened, very bad things are going to happen on our planet
"Any major outbreak that heads in our direction is a global power outage scenario.", - concludes Mauriello.