Solar storm: NASA reveals 1.5 million tons of solar material blast Earth every second

Major solar storms can overload power grids, cause tech blackouts and even trigger the Northern Lights halfway down the globe.

There are, however, minor chinks in Earth’s armour that allows weaker solar winds to penetrate Earth’s defences.

According to NASA, the two weakest regions of Earth’s magnetosphere are found above the polar regions.

Mark Conde from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, said: “Most of Earth is shielded from the solar wind.

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