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On Wednesday, Earth will be hit by a solar storm

On Wednesday, Earth will be hit by a solar storm

A solar storm is expected to hit the Earth’s surface on Wednesday, August 3.

Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) are reporting this, writing SpaceWeather.com

It is not known exactly when and where the natural phenomenon will occur.

small holes

science site Live Science He writes that the solar storm is caused by “small holes” in the sun’s atmosphere.

This phenomenon occurs in the most active phase of the eleventh solar cycle.

to me The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, Solar storms consist of electrically charged particles from the sun.

Powerful solar storms can cause severe damage to navigation systems, power grids, and satellites.

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Fortunately, researchers from the SWPC can report a small possibility that Wednesday’s solar storm will affect us to any particular extent.

In the worst case, a storm can cause slight fluctuations in the power grid and disrupt satellite signals, for example when using GPS.

Peak track in 2025

Astronomers have known for more than 200 years that solar activity goes in cycles. But it was only recently discovered that the activity will increase steadily over the next few years.

If we believe the researchers’ predictions, the activity level will reach its peak in 2025, before declining again.

to me Economic times NASA has warned that an increase in infection will lead to several negative consequences. This will mainly concern the systems that control communications.