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Migratory animals that rely on Earth's magnetic field for navigation could also be affected by the geomagnetic storm. This is because a solar storms has its own magnetic field that can disrupt that of Earth's.
On the other hand when a geomagnetic storm sets in, it has been previously observed in several studies (e.g., [8-12]) that the EIA is also considerably enhanced, which is due to the penetration of the interplanetary electric field from high to low latitudes and which lasts for several hours [13].
A moderate geomagnetic storm meant that the natural phenomenon was visible across parts of the UK on Tuesday night and may appear in our region again thanks to strong solar winds.
A strong geomagnetic storm was behind this week's particularly stunning show.
These data were coded by date and [K.sub.p]-index values indicative of geomagnetic storm conditions.
"The strongest part of the geomagnetic storm has passed and it probably won't be as strong on Monday night, so the main places to see aurora will be in north Scotland," Ms Townsend said.
Forecasts predicted a geomagnetic storm would hit Earth that night and potentially create beautiful aurora.
The gap in the Sun's magnetic field lets out a stream of particles travelling at up to 800 kilometres per second, kindling a days-long geomagnetic storm upon hitting Earth, Space.com reported.
Therefore, protection against the next large geomagnetic storm is the topic being addressed by a number of respected scientists.
Terrorism, a quick-striking geomagnetic storm or an electromagnetic pulse could disable the grid for weeks or months, potentially creating a civilization-altering event disrupting the infrastructure of modern life.