Solar Storm 2011 - Just The Beginning

Solar storms threaten earth in 2011

Over the past few days 3 huge explosions happened on the surface of the sun. This might mark the start of the solar storm warning NASA scientist gave out for 2011 and 2012. The solar storms which will reach earth this week could affect and disrupt communications and GPS satellites. The expected level of the geomagnetic storm is moderate to strong.

The sun is at the high point in its roughly 11-year cycle of activity, in other words its solar maximum. Between now and 2013 it can get really rough and overall the danger is becoming more critical. A huge solar storm 1859 like could cause up to $2 trillion in damage globally.

With significantly increasing solar activity and geomagnetic storms, strong risk patients should try to avoid any physical stress. Although influences of solar activity on the human organism are still controversial, there are convincing studies on this, which certainly should not be underestimated. Intense geomagnetic storms might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Thanks to the new NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Solar Satellite (launched into space in February 2010) we are provided with constantly new spectacular images of solar phenomena as well as faster and more accurate warnings.

Keep yourself updated on the solar storm 2011 activity here: