As originally reported by spaceweather.com — yesterday, January 6th, something unexpected happened in the soil of northern Norway.
“Electrical currents started flowing,” reported Rob Stammes, who monitors ground currents at the Polarlightcenter geophysical observatory in Lofoten–an archipelago in NW Norway.
This chart recording shows the sudden surge at around 19:30 UTC:
“It seemed to be some kind of shockwave,” said Stammes. “My instruments detected a sudden, strong variation in both ground currents and our local magnetic field. It really was a surprise.”
NASA’s ACE spacecraft detected something as well.
Approximately 15 minutes before the disturbance in Norway, the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth abruptly swung around 180 degrees, and the solar wind density jumped more than 5-fold.
Earth may have crossed through a fold in the heliospheric current sheet–a giant, wavy membrane of electrical current rippling through the solar system, writes Dr. Tony Phillips. Such crossings can cause these kind of effects.
And while currents flowed through the ground, stunning auroras filled the sky.
Rayann Elzein photographed the corresponding outburst of lights from Utsjoki, Finland:
The auroras weren’t visible in northern Norway because of the thick cloud cover.
“We had to be satisfied with the electricity underfoot,” said Stammes.
Why does electricity flow through the ground during a geomagnetic storm?
It’s basic physics, according to Dr. Phillips.
Changing magnetic fields cause currents to flow in wires and other conductors. And in most places, soil can conduct electricity due to the presence of dissolved salts and minerals. So when the local magnetic field begins to vibrate, electricity naturally begins to flow. Currents induced by geomagnetic storms can cause voltage fluctuations in power systems and, in extreme cases, complete blackouts.
However, what’s odd about yesterday’s event in Norway is that there was limited geomagnetic activity at the time, the KP index never climbed above 4 (or G0):
Our universe is electromagnetic, and earth’s magnetosphere is waning -fast- in line with historically low solar activity and an ongoing magnetic excursion/reversal — ‘space weather’ events that would have ordinarily passed by unnoticed are having an increasingly-bigger impact here on the ground.
Our modern grid-dependent civilization is entering uncertain times.
Stay tuned for updates.
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