Solar flares prompt warnings of moderate solar storms this weekend

Solar flares prompt warnings of moderate solar storms this weekend

Intense geomagnetic storms are possible in the coming days as Earth’s magnetic field is bombarded by a solar storm cloud.

Forecasters expect the worst of the solar storm to hit sometime around Friday (July 22) at 8:00 PM EDT (July 23 at 0000 GMT) and into the early morning hours of Saturday (July 23). During this time, a full-halo coronal mass ejectionor CME, will now Earth’s magnetic field. Forecasters notice it northern lights may be visible much further from the poles than their usual latitudes.

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