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Solar storm headed towards Earth, could impact cellphone, GPS signals, experts caution

Solar storm headed towards Earth, could impact cellphone, GPS signals, experts caution

Science & environment
New Delhi: A stream of highly charged particles - or solar winds, from the Sun is hurtling towards the Earth and is expected to reach sometime between Sunday and Monday (July 11 to 12), as per a report by Spaceweather.com. This stream of highly charged particles could likely trigger a minor solar storm in the Earth's magnetosphere - a region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field, and could affect cellphone, GPS signals, space weather forecasters warned. "As the wind flows toward Earth, it carries with it the Sun’s magnetic field. It moves very fast, the smacks right into Earth's magnetic field. The blow causes a shock to our magnetic protection, which can result in turbulence," Nicky Fox, of NASA's Director of the Heliophysics Science Division told express.co.uk. Solar winds ...
Solar storm to hit Earth today, likely to impact cellphone, GPS signals worldwide

Solar storm to hit Earth today, likely to impact cellphone, GPS signals worldwide

Science & environment
New Delhi: Solar winds described as a stream of highly charged particles from the Sun will likely hit Earth on Wednesday (July 14), as per a report by Spaceweather.com. It was earlier predicted to reah our planet sometime between Sunday and Monday (July 11 to 12). "A high speed stream of solar wind that was supposed to arrive on July 11 is almost 3 days overdue... The stream is flowing from a hole in the sun's atmosphere so broad that a miss seems unlikely. Last chance for contact is July 14," Spaceweather.com wrote on its official website. Such an event could disrupt satellite operations and result in power outages. These solar winds are streams of charged particles or plasma that erupt from the Sun and out into space and it could likely to trigger a minor solar storm in the Earth's...