Unusual Solar Storm Could Disrupt Communications

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An unusual solar flare observed by NASA (National Aeronautics And Space Administration) could disrupt satellite communications and power systems over the next 24 hours or more.

According to reports, the firestorm unleashed a level of radiation not seen since 2006 and could create moderate Geomagnetic storm activity. While the expected storms are not severe, officials are watching and expect that the north and south poles are areas where the geomagnetic activities will be most pronounced. Flights across those areas are likely to be re-routed.

A geomagnetic storm is a temporary disturbance of the Earth’s magnetosphere. They are caused by solar winds that hit the earth 24 to 36 hours after a solar flare (coronal mass ejection).

A solar flare is a violent explosion in the Sun’s atmosphere with an energy equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs.

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  2. “An unusual solar flare observed by NASA (National Aeronautics And Space Administration) could disrupt satellite communications and power systems over the next 24 hours or more.”

    Really? Well, we certainly do not need a SOLAR STORM to disrupt our power system HERE!

    We do not NEED nature’s assistance – we are managing to disrupt our power systems ALL BY OURSELVES!

    A dose of cynicism there -but then, this is the NAKED truth!

  3. This ‘solar storm’ phenomenon could be another plausible excuse (in addition to the usual low water levels and inadequate has supplies) for our not getting regular power supply o!

    PHCN, are you listening?

  4. eyebeekay. na waa you ohh… why you dey fall PHCN hand like that naa? you don forget say professional electrical enginees actually work there?

  5. Nothing will happen to the magnetosphere.This NASA guys have a way of freakin out.Remember the cross over from 99 to the 2000-nothing happened.They forget that the earth’s ferromagnetic matter would absorb(by particles re-orientations) the flares.no shaking!

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