OREANDA-NEWS. On the night of Tuesday, October 12, a magnetic storm began on Earth. It's strength is gradually increasing, and by now she has reached an average level. This is reported by specialists of the Laboratory of X-ray astronomy of the Sun of the Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences.

As noted, a weak magnetic storm was recorded in Moscow around three o'clock in the morning, but already from 6:00 to 9:00 it increased to an average level. The solar flare occurred on October 9 at 9:19 Moscow time, a cloud of solar plasma took three days to reach the Earth.

A magnetic storm that has reached the Earth increases the radiation load on space satellites, and also affects the fluctuations of the magnetic field near the Earth's surface. Changes in the magnetosphere are visible in the form of northern lights at latitudes of 60-70 degrees. In particular, this natural phenomenon can be observed from Murmansk and St. Petersburg.

According to experts, the fluctuations of the magnetic field will last about a day. By the middle of tomorrow, the Earth's magnetic field will completely stabilize.