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.