geomagnetic storm

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Definition of geomagnetic storm

Examples of geomagnetic storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Met Office only expected the ejection to trigger a mild geomagnetic storm. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 6 Apr. 2022 The company said a geomagnetic storm that causes the atmosphere to warm and atmospheric density to increase ended up causing drag on the batch of satellites up to 50% more than previous Starlink deployments. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Feb. 2022 Thanks to a recent strong geomagnetic storm from the sun, the aurora might be visible in several northern states. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2022 The northern lights were visible to New Englanders on two nights in October, thanks to a geomagnetic storm, the Globe reported. Charlie Mckenna, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 In early February, Space X lost 40 Starlink satellites when they were launched into a geomagnetic storm. Brian K Sullivan, Bloomberg.com, 30 Mar. 2022 On a scale from one to five, the geomagnetic storm that affected the Starlink satellites last week was a two, which is fairly mild, Murtagh said. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 9 Feb. 2022 SpaceX said up to 40 of the 49 Starlink internet satellites launched last week from Kennedy Space Center will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere after fallout from a geomagnetic storm. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Feb. 2022 Before the launch, NOAA, the US weather agency, warned of a minor geomagnetic storm. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of geomagnetic storm

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Geomagnetic storm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geomagnetic%20storm. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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