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A geomagnetic storm is headed toward Earth’s atmosphere and could bring back-to-back auroras in the north three nights in a row.
The NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center issued a storm watch earlier this week for Wednesday into Thursday and has since extended the forecast into Friday.
Earth - Effects - Series - Mass - Ejections
It means Earth could be feeling minor effects from a series of coronal mass ejections emitted by the sun since May 10, including weak power grid disturbances.
The incoming storm also means people in some northern latitudes, including parts of the United States, could have a chance to spot the Northern Lights.
SWPC - G1 - Storm - Watch - Effect
SWPC says a G1 storm watch will remain in effect from Wednesday through Friday following three CMEs that have occurred since last week.
A CME, or coronal mass ejection, is an event in which the sun spews out roughly a billion tons of plasma.
Days - Earth - Magnetosphere
These take a few days to make it to Earth’s magnetosphere.
‘The first two CME events are expected to arrive on 15 May and the third CME is...
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