This is not it, there are more on the way, stargazers will have a few days to catch the glimpse of the aurora borealis or northern lights.
Solar storms as well as solar wind are known to be caused when the sun sends out giant burst of magnetic fields and gas. They travel the entire solar system and hit Earth.
NOAA or National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration officials said, “Solar wind conditions remain highly favorable for continued Strong Geomagnetic storming, with both fast solar wind and strong magnetic fields. Aurora watchers in North America, especially northern tier states of the US, should stay alert.”
The storms solar winds buoyed by a solar flare released Sunday have continued to bombard Earth.
Leading officials at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center’s are categorizing the storm as a G4 level, which means it a severe geomagnetic storm.
As the storm first arrived, unusually intense Northern lights were seen from space on Monday. Scott Kelly, NASA astronaut, currently aboard the International Space Station or ISS has posted series of photos showcasing the glowing interactions between the solar radiation and the magnetic field of the Earth.
The most intense solar storms tend to be red, with less intense winds resulting in blues and greens.
No significant communication disruptions have been reported on Tuesday.
It’s likely local power grids have witnessed minor current fluctuations as a result of the radiation, but modern electrical systems are designed to withstand such circumstances.
On Monday, another flare was launched from the solar surface, sending out another wave of radiation. Those storming solar winds are expected to arrive late Wednesday and last through Thursday.
SWPC forecaster in a recent update has written, “This timing bodes well for aurora watchers in North America.”