Worries of interruption: giant solar storm place to hit Earth

A giant strong solar storm is expected to hit Earth shortly, and experts warn it could disrupt power grids, satellite navigations systems and airplane routes. According to Joseph Kunches, a specialist at the US National Sea and Atmospheric Administration It's hitting us right in the nose. Researchers said that it was triggered by a pair of huge solar flares earlier this week.

One gigantic astral flare in 1972 cut off long-distance telephone communication in the US state of Illinois. The effects will be most intense in Polar Regions, and aircraft may be advised to change their routings to avoid these areas. According to the British Geological Survey, In the UK, the best chance to see them will be on Thursday night.

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