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Earth to be hit by a solar storm after a hole in the Sun opens


As material flows out of a hole in the sun, a solar storm could be on its way to Earth.

A G1 storm could disrupt radio communications, disrupt satellites, and disrupt animal migrations.


Coronal holes appear as dark spots in ultraviolet and X-ray images of the Sun. Such powerful solar storms are uncommon.


According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a hole in the sun’s outer atmosphere could cause a “extreme solar storm” on Wednesday, August 3.

A storm of this magnitude could cause spacecraft to lose power, radio signals to be disrupted, and satellite navigation to be temporarily disabled.

Extreme solar storms of this type are uncommon, occurring only four days out of every 11-year cycle.

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