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Magnetic storms in June 2024: Early summer forecast

Magnetic storms in June 2024: Early summer forecast Magnetic storms in June 2024 (RBC-Ukraine collage)

June will begin with powerful magnetic storms due to the X-class solar flare. X-class solar flares are the largest and most powerful. On average, flares of this level occur up to 10 times a year.

What is a magnetic storm?

Various explosions and flares on the Sun, which surface regularly, lead to the release of large amounts of solar energy into space. This energy consists of charged particles (protons and electrons) that can spread very quickly in space, including towards the Earth. When these particles reach the Earth's magnetosphere, an activity called a magnetic or solar storm occurs.

Magnetic storms have their own classification, where K-index 1 is the weakest activity, imperceptible to humans, and K-index 9 is a powerful red-level magnetic storm that can cause not only a deterioration in human health but also northern lights and malfunctioning of equipment.

Red-level storms (K-index 5 to K-index 9) may cause problems with communication sources such as towers, satellites, radio frequencies, and GPRS.

Magnetic storms in June

According to NOAA, TESIS, and international meteorological laboratories around the world, a powerful red K-index 6 magnetic storm began on May 31 and lasted through the first day of summer, June 1. On June 2, the magnetosphere will stabilize, and minor geomagnetic fluctuations are possible.

June 2-4 - minor magnetic storms

June 8 - weak magnetic storm K-index 3

June 9 - moderate magnetic storm, K-index 4

June 11 - moderate magnetic storm, K-index 4

June 12 - a weak magnetic storm, K-index 3

June 15 - strong magnetic storm, K-index 5-6

June 22-23 - strong magnetic storm, K-index 5-6

June 28-30 - moderate magnetic storm, K-index 4

How magnetic storm impacts humans

Scientists and researchers around the world have already conducted many studies on the connection between magnetic storms and human activity. There is evidence to support the idea that magnetic storms impact human health and mood. On such days, people are much more likely to complain about feeling unwell and visit doctors, particularly cardiologists.

The most common complaints

  • headache
  • migraine
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • drowsiness during the day
  • problems with sleeping at night
  • dizziness
  • impaired concentration
  • fog in the head
  • fast fatigue
  • pressure surge
  • problems with the cardiovascular system
  • deterioration of mood
  • increased irritability
  • aggression
  • exacerbation of chronic diseases

How to protect your health during magnetic storms

Doctors usually make general recommendations that can reduce exposure and support the body during the extra stress.


  • Follow a normal daily schedule
  • Go to bed on time and get enough sleep (at least 7-9 hours)
  • Eat a full and regular diet with fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Drink enough water
  • Do not abuse coffee, energy drinks, alcohol, cigarettes, spicy and junk food
  • Breathe fresh air - in the yard, park, outside the city
  • Ventilate the room
  • Reduce physical and psycho-emotional stress
  • Seek medical help if necessary

Check out also Magnetic storms and their impact on our brain and Aurora borealis in May largest in 500 years, seen across half planet.

Sources: SpaceWeather, Meteoagent.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.