The Earth was the strongest magnetic storm of 2019
The disturbance of the magnetic field was much stronger than expected.
14 may 2019 20:14
According to the laboratory x-ray astronomy of the Sun, the event was recorded in all geographical longitudes, it has a worldwide character.
The storm started on may 14 around 7 a.m. (GMT), and the disturbance of the magnetic field immediately exceeded the level of 2 on a scale of five when it originally projected the first level. By 10 a.m. was fixed already level 3. Therefore, this magnetic storm was the strongest since the beginning of 2019. The last time the disturbance of the magnetic field of the third level was observed on 26 August 2018.
Storms of this level have a measurable impact on technology, particularly space, including increasing the risk of a descent spacecraft from orbit. Also possible failures of satellite navigation and low frequency radio navigation, and interrupt high-frequency radio communications. Also possible false triggering of the protection systems.
Stabilization of Earth’s magnetic field is expected by the end of the day Moscow time. Completely back to normal earth’s magnetic field must come by the morning of 15 may 2019.