October 2020 will bring to Earth a powerful and prolonged magnetic storm, which is predicted for the end of the month. So the trend of geomagnetic troubled September will continue.
Experts from the Laboratory of Regional Astronomy of Lebedev Physical Institute reported that insignificant activity is expected on the Sun. Just a few days are exceptional.
In October, there will be three magnetic storms and four magnetic oscillations (the magnetosphere will be in an excited state).
The magnetosphere will be in Excited State on October 20, 24 and 25. And Magnetic storms of the G1 level are expected for three days in a row – on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd.
Who is at the risk of Magnetic Storm?
Magnetic storms of the G1 (first level) level are noticeable for weather-sensitive people.
A magnetic storm is considered to be a difficult natural phenomenon that provokes health problems. Meteorological people may experience severe headaches, dizziness, joint pain, problems with blood pressure, high irritability, mood swings, sleep disturbances, exacerbation of chronic diseases, and loss of energy. In addition, doctors know that magnetic storms increase the number of heart attacks and strokes.
How to survive Magnetic Storm
In the morning, one should do gymnastics, even a small set of exercises can reduce stress levels and improve blood circulation. A contrast shower will support the tone well, one needs to alternate the pressure of cold and hot water every 10-15 seconds. In the evenings, a relaxing bath will help, it will contribute to good sleep.
Such days are most dangerous for people with cardiovascular or mental illness. In case of an unexpected worsening of the condition, you must immediately resort to the help of doctors. In the presence of chronic diseases, it is worth preparing the necessary drugs just in case.
Magnetic storms also affect the health of the devices, especially severe phenomena can destroy energy systems, impair communications, knockdown navigation systems, and lead to air and car accidents.
On days of magnetic storms, it is worth giving up coffee, alcoholic beverages, and smoking. You need to postpone work that requires attention and concentration. It is useful to refrain from car travel and conflict situations. You should also maintain mental balance and not engage in self-hypnosis.
Last Magnetic Storm
Recall, the strongest magnetic storm in 2020 occurred on the night of September 27-28. The fluctuations in the magnetic field began three days before the peak, September 24-25. At this time, the index of geomagnetic activity increased sharply from a calm level 1-2 to 4-5.
In such a disturbed state, the Earth’s magnetic field spent three days – until the night of September 27-28, when the amplitude of the oscillations increased approximately two times to the values corresponding to the 6th scale. This became a record value since October 2019.