Powerful geomagnetic storm could cause these effects on Earth

boulder – A plasma emission caused by a solar flare could interfere with radio transmissions on Earth on Monday, according to a warning issued by space meteorologists. The phenomenon could also offer an attractive aurora.

There is no cause for concern for the populationaccording to the alert issued Saturday by the Space Weather Prediction Center of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado.

The storm could disrupt high-frequency radio transmissions such as those from aircraft trying to communicate with distant air traffic towers.. Most commercial aircraft can use satellite transmissions as an alternative, explained Jonathan Lash, an expert at the center.

Satellite operators could have trouble monitoring their ships, and power grids could see some “induced current” in their power lines, but nothing they can't handle, he said.