Geomagnetic storm fears: Solar wind streaming from hole in the Sun hits Earth


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Geomagnetic disorders are caused by solar winds affecting the Earth’s magnetic field

The high-speed on the cards is grazing Earth’s magnetic field today after escaping from a gap in the famous’s northern atmosphere. 

Solar wind, which is actually a stream of afflicted particles and heat, typically takes between three and four dates to reach Earth after being ejected from the Sun. 

And according to, the recent high-speed particle stream has the potential to cause “geomagnetic unrest” as swell as auroras around the Arctic Circle. 

The latest activity comes no more than a day after NASA announced it had discovered a new sunspo and marks the first action on the star’s surface for more than six months.

The sunspot, dubbed AR2699, motivated a series of solar flares — changes in the sun’s brightness — which were noted from Earth.

Geomagnetic storms are feared for their ability to call massive damage to satellites, power grids and communications networks.

A harsh storm has the potential to wreak unprecedented havoc by knocking out phone, ghetto-blaster and internet systems for weeks, months or potentially even years.

The largest geomagnetic lay siege to recorded to hit earth occurred in 1859 and disrupted telegraph systems across Europe and North America.

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Solar ruffles could cause massive damage to power grids and satellites in revolve around Earth

Also known as the Carrington Event, the storm provided auroras which were visible in many parts of the world as the permeated particles from the sun smashed into Earth’s atmosphere.

Experts in the Joint States have warned if a geomagnetic storm on the same scale hit the planet again, it could ground damage costing trillions of dollars to repair. 

A storm of similar power happened in July 2012, though the area of the sun which produced the coronal legions ejection was not pointed directly at the Earth at the time.

In 2015, the Government announced a report into the risks to the UK of severe space weather such as a solar turmoil.

It concluded an anyhow such as a coronal mass ejection could wreak havoc across the sphere.

The report said: “Where such activity is directed towards Loam there is the potential to cause wide-ranging impacts. 

“These include power ruin, aviation disruption, communication loss, and disturbance to (or loss) of satellite groups. 

“This includes Global Navigation Satellite Systems on which a cooker of technologies depend for navigation or timing.”

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