Solar Storm: Northern lights heading Earth once again

As the sun cluster is reaching Earth once again, it's going to be fully Earth-facing during new moon on June 6
An undated image of northern lights. — Pexels
An undated image of northern lights. — Pexels

Reports have begun emerging on the internet regarding another Solar Storm 2024, suggesting the return of aurora borealis to our planet Earth. 

Solar Storm 2024 predictions

A more potent reemergence of the sunspot — slated for later this week — which produces the strongest magnetic storm every two decades has been reported by

While Earth dwellers are fortunately getting another opportunity to be treated with a once-in-life-time celestial grandeur, the second arrival of such a solar storm in the same month suggests strong blackouts. 

Read more: Aurora spectacle — Rare solar storm illuminates night sky worldwide

Solar Storm forecast

According to, the cluster, dubbed as AR3664, indicates its return while accompanying a solar flare that erupted from the Southeastern side of the Sun.

Belonging to the class X2.8, the sunburst is the most powerful kind of what the Sun is capable of producing. This validates its rarity for being one of the most intense solar events in recent years.

As the sun cluster is heading Earth once again, it's going to be fully Earth-facing during the new moon on June 6, while having the potential to produce another interstellar tempest. But this relies on a condition: consistent eruption of particles from the planet’s surface.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the geomagnetic waves exerted from the sun this week won’t reach us for a specific amount of time, owing to remote origin point.

Solar Storm meaning

Solar radiation storms occur when a large-scale magnetic eruption, often causing a coronal mass ejection and associated solar flare, accelerates charged particles in the solar atmosphere to very high velocities.