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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 “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.

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