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Solar storm horror: Earth facing ‘cannibal’ Sun eruptions and ‘radiation storm’ risk

  • August 16, 2022

Scientists classify solar flares between C, M and X class, with X class flares being the strongest.

According to Spaceweather.com: “X-class flares are big; they are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms.”

Space Weather expert Dr Tamitha Skov tweeted: “Our #Sun gets busy with four big-flare players, multiple Earth-directed #solarstorm launches fast solar wind.

“Strong #aurora possible to mid-latitudes August 17-18 with G1-G2 storm levels.

“Expect disruptions to amateur #radio #GPS reception, especially on Earth’s night side.”

Powerful solar storms can cause real damage to the Earth’s infrastructure.

In February, a major solar storm hit Earth, resulting in about 40 Starlink satellites tumbling back to Earth.

Scientists have also warned that larger ones could potentially cripple internet supply across the world.

Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1655848/solar-storm-warning-earth-radio-disruption-cannibal-cme-explosion-sun-flares-space-weather

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