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Magnetic storms to hit the Earth in May

Scientists from the Lebedev Institute of Solar Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences are likely to disrupt the earth's magnetism on May 7, 8 and 18.

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áRussian astronomers expect the Earth to be affected by a second-level magnetic storm (of five levels) on May 17.

Scientists from the Lebedev Institute of Solar Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences are likely to disrupt the earth’s magnetism on May 7, 8 and 18.

Astronomers point out that second-level magnetic storms can cause disturbance in energy systems, and may affect space-based control systems, in which polar twilight can be seen at latitudes of 60 degrees and higher.

The last magnetic storm occurred on April 20, the strongest since the beginning of the current year. While a less powerful magnetic storm impacted the Earth on the night of March 19 and continued for about 2.5 hours.