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What is a Solar Storm?

Updated on June 19, 2013
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From the Earth, the sun looks like anything but a turbulent ball of fire, but that is very deceiving.

The sun is a star, a rotating ball of super hot reactive gases constantly experiencing nuclear fusion. When the sun was active and the solar flare or the coronal mass ejection takes place, a huge cloud or charge particles escapes and when it hits the Earth’s atmosphere, it’s called a solar storm.

The Earth’s magnetic field normally protects our planet, but when the solar storm is strong enough, the particles can enter it.

A solar storm can light up the Earth just like the amazing Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. But, it can also cause power outages, interference of radio transmission and disruption of television radio and air traffic control signals. Satellites hit by solar storm may stop working. The sun is active at constant intervals and reaches its high points during spring.

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