Geomagnetic Storms Subside – 01 January 2016

The geomagnetic activity caused by the passage of the 28 Dec coronal mass ejection has began to subside and the near-Earth solar wind environment is returning to normal levels. A positive polarity coronal hole in the northern hemisphere is expected to cause periods of active geomagnetic field activity (Kp=4) on 02-03

New Year’s Geomagnetic Storm

NEW YEAR'S GEOMAGNETIC STORM: 2016 began with an explosion--not only of fireworks, but also auroras. On Jan. 1st, a G2-class geomagnetic storm sparked bright lights around the poles as revelers around the world were ringing in the New Year. In Glenfarg, Scotland, fireworks crackled against a backdrop of green: "Our neighbours

Geomagnetic Storms may Influence Risk of Stroke

More strokes happen when geomagnetic storms are afoot, according to a new review of stroke literature - although it’s not clear what protective measures anyone could take, researchers said. Geomagnetic storms happen when the Earth’s magnetic field is disturbed by solar winds or coronal mass ejections, which throw out powerful magnetic

Geomagnetic Storms and the Link to Suicide & Depression

Solar flare radiation plays havoc on human behavior, along with the power grids, communication systems, and navigation satellites. Researchers have found correlations between mood swings, depression and suicides when solar flare radiation is present. Michael Berk of the University of Melbourne has found a link between the suicide rate and increase

Does the Earth’s Magnetic Field Influence Suicide Rates?

Many animals can sense the Earth’s magnetic field, so why not people, asks Oleg Shumilov of the Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems in Russia. Shumilov looked at activity in the Earth’s geomagnetic field from 1948 to 1997 and found that it grouped into three seasonal peaks every year: one from

Magnetic Storms Affect Humans As Well As Telecommunications

It has long been established that magnetic storms not only affect the performance of equipment, upset radio communications, blackout radars, and disrupt radio navigation systems but also endanger living organisms. They change the blood flow, especially in capillaries, affect blood pressure, and boost adrenalin. The young and fit couldn't care less,