New Delhi : A solar storm is moving very fast from space to Earth. This storm can hit the Earth’s atmospheric region in the next few hours.
According to scientists, this storm was born after an explosion on the surface of the sun. Its speed is very fast. According to scientists, satellite signals can be interrupted by this storm. Due to this its effect can also be seen on the flight of aircraft, radio signals, communication and website.
According to experts, the speed of this solar storm is 1260 km per second. According to scientists, this solar storm can hit the Earth at any time on Saturday or Sunday. Even before the storm made landfall, there has been a temporary radio signal blackout in a part of the US.
This solar storm is known as the most powerful X1-class solar flare of its kind. NASA officials have called it a significant solar flare. This solar storm has also been captured in real time video from the space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The most powerful class of solar flare is known as the X class. After this, in decreasing order of strength, they are known as M, C, B and A classes. This solar storm can affect the Halloween festival celebrated in America on 30 October.
Due to solar storms, the outer atmosphere of the Earth can be heated, which can have a direct effect on satellites. This can cause interference with GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV. The current in power lines can be high, which can also blow transformers. However, this is rarely the case because the Earth’s magnetic field acts as a protective shield against it.
The 1989 solar storm caused a 12-hour power outage in Quebec City, Canada, and millions of people suffered. Similarly, in the year 1859, the most powerful geomagnetic storm, which destroyed the telegraph network in Europe and America.
During this, some operators said that they had suffered an electric shock, while some others told that they are using their equipment without a battery. The Northern Lights were so bright that people across Northwestern America were able to read newspapers at night.