Solar storm set to slam into Earth: Here’s everything you need to know

A solar storm — a disturbance in Earth’s magnetic field caused by changes in solar wind — is forecast to hit Earth this week, the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has warned. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm watch for Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm watch was issued “due to the arrival of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream,” SWPC explained in a post online Sunday. C. Alex Young, associate director for science in the heliophysics science division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight…

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