‘Space Weather Woman’ Predicts Massive Solar Storm to Strike Earth
” “Direct Hit!” she predicted. “A snake-like filament launched as a big solar storm while in the Earth-strike zone.” “
by Bob Brigham
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One of the world’s leading space science experts predicted a “direct hit” from a solar storm.
Dr. Tamitha Skov, known as the “Space Weather Woman,” is a research scientist at the federally funded Aerospace Corporation and is an award-winning science educator on social media.
On Saturday, she posted a NASA prediction model video.
“Direct Hit!” she predicted. “A snake-like filament launched as a big solar storm while in the Earth-strike zone.”
“NASA predicts impact early July 19. Strong Aurora shows possible with this one, deep into mid-latitudes,” she explained.
She said there could be disruption to GPS and amateur radio.
Less than an hour later she posted a five-second video of the sun.
“The long snake-like filament cartwheeled its way off the Sun in a stunning ballet,” she wrote.
“The magnetic orientation of this Earth-directed solar storm is going to be tough to predict. G2-level (possibly G3) conditions may occur if the magnetic field of this storm is oriented southward!” she explained.
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