Massive Holes in Sun Could Knock Out Power Supplies, Damage Satellites

SWPC issues geomagnetic storm watch

Image Credits: NASA.

Strong solar winds emanating from three massive ‘holes’ on the surface of the sun have begun to bombard Earth, scientists say.

The storm could be strong enough to disrupt satellites, cause power grid fluctuations and spark displays of the auroras.

Fast-moving solar winds are created where the star’s magnetic field opens up into space, captured as vast black regions in satellite imagery.

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