February 3, 2022, 19:40 – News – A magnetic storm has begun on Earth. It has a weak level – G1. This was reported in the Laboratory of X-ray Solar Astronomy of the Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
On the Sun on January 30, a long flare of medium intensity of class M occurred. It lasted more than 4 hours, and was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection, which was directed towards the Earth. This is what caused the magnetic storm.
January of this year, the laboratory notes, has already become one of the most intense geomagnetic events over the past few years.
There are five levels in the classification of magnetic storms. G1 is the weakest, G5 is the strongest. A weak storm can cause minor disruptions to power systems. In addition, it can affect the migration routes of birds and animals.