A small rise in geomagnetic activity caused news outlets to misreport the arrival of a massive geomagnetic storm on March 18. Current space weather updates show these reports are incorrect.
Space March 12, 2018
The sun releases millions of tons of plasma gas into space, which are called solar winds. The solar winds can then react to the Earth's magnetic field, creating intense geomagnetic storms.
Space October 30, 2014