Solar storm: NASA warns ‘significant’ flare set to batter Earth: ‘Direct hit on Halloween’

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A major solar flare erupted from the Sun yesterday in the strongest storm seen in the current weather cycle. It fired off what is known as an X1-class solar flare, the most powerful of its kind, that peaked at 3:30 pm, according to reports.

When these enter the atmosphere where satellites lie, power outages and widespread communications failures are a significant worry.

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It has already wreaked some havoc, causing a temporary but strong radio blackout on the sun-lit section of South America.

Space weather forecaster the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the R3 (Strong radio blackout) event took place as a result of an “impulsive flare”. that “appeared to have coronal mass ejection (CME) related signatures”.

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www.express.co.uk/news/science/1513313/solar-storm-nasa-warning-significant-sun-flare-earth-direct-hit-halloween-aurora

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