The precise spot at which a space storm struck the Earth’s outer atmosphere has been pinpointed for the first time. These storms are caused by the bending and stretching of the Earth’s magnetic field by material from the Sun.
Observations like this may one day lead to better forecasting of these events, a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Toronto, Canada, has heard. This would provide more time to power down satellites and electrical grids, which can be damaged by these storms.
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