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magnetic storm

n.
A disturbance or fluctuation in the earth's magnetic field, associated with solar flares. Also called geomagnetic storm.

magnetic storm

n
(Physical Geography) a sudden severe disturbance of the earth's magnetic field, caused by emission of charged particles from the sun

magnet′ic storm′


n.
a disturbance of the earth's magnetic field induced by radiation and streams of charged particles from the sun.

magnetic storm

A disturbance or fluctuation in the Earth's magnetic field, caused by streams of charged particles given off by solar flares.
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Noun1.magnetic storm - a sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic fieldmagnetic storm - a sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field; caused by emission of particles from the sun
disturbance, perturbation - activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption; "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
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One of the major goals of the project was to map how the Earth's magnetosphere interacted with the solar wind during a magnetic storm (an event like a coronal mass ejection would drive a magnetic storm).
Though our ancestors all had mythic explanations for the aurora, science can help us understand how a magnetic storm on the sun blows off plasma particles that race outwards and, a few days later, interact with the magnetic field of our planet.
In the [lead-up] to a trip home, I had been watching the aurora (borealis) forecast, and knew that there was supposed to be a G1 magnetic storm the night of my flight,' the report quoted Starznyski as saying.
Even at that distance, it clearly shows the Great Red Spot, a magnetic storm that has been raging on Jupiter for centuries.
The occurrence of a magnetic storm is determined by the low values of the Equatorial Geomagnetic Index Dst.
Luhmann coauthored a recent study in Nature Communications that utilized observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) A spacecraft to identify the giant 2012 storm in which a swift succession of at least two coronal mass ejections sent a magnetized cloud of plasma bursting through the solar wind at a maximum speed of more than 2,000 kilometers per second--four times faster than a typical magnetic storm.
The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth's magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet.
The solar bursts would have enveloped Earth in magnetic fireworks matching the largest magnetic storm ever reported on Earth, the so-called Carrington event of 1859.
Spectacular red and green lights of the Aurora Borealis lit up our skies on Thursday evening - the result of a strong magnetic storm.
A strong magnetic storm meant they were even visible in parts of Newcastle city centre and North Tyneside.