This March, a solar storm will hit Earth in a fascinating way. It will affect thousands of people and some electronic devices as well. Our bodies are connected to the environment through fields of energy – this is why change of seasons affect our mood. We’re all connected our nature and should appreciate the link. It’s not hard to notice how a change of seasons affects our mood, but a solar storm can hit even harder.
What are solar storms?
According to science, solar storms or geomagnetic storms are a disruption in the magnetic fields of the Earth mainly caused by radiation and charged particles coming from the sun. The storm occurs during CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) or a combination of solar flares and clouds of plasma. When this combo hits the Earth, it makes the magnetic field go crazy, resulting in a solar storm.
The power of these storms can’t be known until they hit Earth. During the process, they can intensify or weaken, with the larger and more powerful storms cutting down GPS and similar communication systems and also possessing the ability to shut down electronic devices. They also have a negative effect on our overall health.
The effects of solar storms on our health
Solar storms have been known to cause sleeping disturbances, headaches and migraines and may even raise the risk of heart disease as well. They’ve been related to fatigue, depression, confusion and loss of focus and can cause even greater physical discomfort. If you notice that you’re feeling weird sometime this month, you got the solar storm to blame. This storm is the third to hit this year – the previous two were mild and didn’t cause much discomfort in people or affected technology.
This is to be expected as scientists have predicted that the sun is going to have a quite year during the rest of 2018. NASA estimates that the solar storm in March won’t be as powerful as the solar storm in 2014, so we shouldn’t experience major health problems.
How will we know when it hits?
The lovely aurora borealis phenomenon is a natural light on the sky seen primarily in the Arctic and Antarctic. The phenomenon is caused by disturbance in the magnetosphere caused by charged particles in solar winds (in the form of protons and electrons) which sounds exactly like a solar storm. In 1989, a powerful solar storm hit Quebec, and the green lights on the sky could be seen as far as Texas.
Although it’s not expected to be very powerful, the solar storm can cause at least some problem in sensitive people. So, if you’re feeling weird this month, you should know that there’s a solar storm occurring at the moment.