The magnetic storm will continue to hit: it became clear when it will end


As reported, throughout the weekend, since Friday, the activity of the magnetic field had reached its absolute peak, the Kp index reached nine points out of nine. Today, May 13, the activity will decrease slightly – today the activity of the magnetic field will reach eight points.

The magnetic storm is forecast to gradually weaken tomorrow, decreasing to a magnitude of five, and is expected to decrease to a magnitude of four on Wednesday, May 15.

Such high solar activity and prevailing powerful geomagnetic storms bring good news for Northern Lights hunters, such strong storms can adversely affect health. According to specialists, five points are already considered the limit, when the effect becomes more significant, and the closer to nine points, the more likely it is that even healthy individuals will feel the effect.

Scientists notice that more often magnetic storms have a stronger effect on, for example, people suffering from chronic diseases, but the effect is different for different people – some do not feel anything at all, others notice that their health is on strike, they feel worse.

However, scientists advise you to follow several recommendations to protect your health from the possible effects of magnetic storms.

Effects of magnetic storms

Magnetic storms, also called geomagnetic storms, solar storms, occur when the flow of plasma from the Sun moves towards the Earth and compresses the magnetosphere upon reaching it.

It is penetrated by high-energy particles, which, when they reach the upper layers of the atmosphere, create eddy currents. These cause disturbances in the magnetic field.

When strong solar storms strike, radio communication and telecommunication disturbances are possible, and quite bright northern lights can also be observed.

Although scientists do not unanimously agree on the health effects of magnetic storms, it is said that their effects can be felt, especially by more sensitive people with chronic diseases, and when strong magnetic storms prevail, it can also affect the well-being of healthy people.

The health effects of a magnetic storm are often betrayed by the following symptoms:

  • dizziness and pain;
  • nausea;
  • weakness and drowsiness;
  • increased blood pressure;
  • muscle or joint pains, etc

Studies show that heart attacks and strokes increase during magnetic storms. Magnetic storms are said to increase the incidence of these conditions by about 20 percent, according to

Headache or tachycardia and other symptoms can be caused by many other reasons. For example, a change in atmospheric pressure can also affect well-being.

Tips for taking care of your health during magnetic storms

During magnetic storms, people with hypertension should drink more water and reduce their salt intake, as salt causes fluid retention in the body, leading to an increase in blood pressure.

Deterioration of well-being due to the effects of a magnetic storm can not only increase blood pressure or reduce work capacity, but also exacerbate anxiety, chronic diseases or even allergies.

In addition, in order to feel better and protect your health, it is advised to eat less fast, fatty, fried, salty or spicy food during magnetic storms. Instead, it is encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables.

It is also advised to give up bad habits – do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, and it is also recommended to give up coffee, it is better to replace it with green or herbal tea.

Do not forget to exercise more, walk – physical activity helps you feel better, but do not engage in extremely intense sports. Regularly ventilate the rooms, especially the bedroom, and try to go to bed at the same time to get proper rest.

Climatologist Prof. Arūnas Bukantis and family doctor Rasa Isevičienė. You can watch the entire conversation in the video at the beginning of the article.

The article is in Lithuanian

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