A Solar Storm
That zoomed past Earth recently might create problems for satellites and the country’s power grid, experts say.
The Nearby Solar Eruption
Snowplowed dense plasma towards the Earth triggering geomagnetic storms in at least two US states.
The July 1 CME
Hit is part of a rash of solar storms as the Sun goes through a period of heightened activity.
A CME Is a Solar Eruption
Called a coronal mass ejection, which is a huge expulsion of plasma from the Sun’s outer layer, called the corona.
This Mass Ejection
Of particles from the Sun travels through space and the Earth uses its magnetic field to protect us from it.
Experts at Spaceweather.com
“A CME passed close to Earth on July 1st. It did not directly strike our planet’s magnetic field. Instead, it made itself known by “snowplowing” dense plasma in our direction,”