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Astronomers said that a solar storm traveling at a speed of 1.8 kilometers per hour, will likely hit Earth, on Sunday, amid expectations that it will affect the planet.
According to what was reported by the “Daily Star” website, this solar storm will hit the Earth with a force capable of disrupting satellite networks, but it is not a cause for concern.
Researchers detected a hole in the sun’s atmosphere, and it is likely that it is behind the emission of solar particles into space at a speed of about 500 kilometers per second.
Astronomers explained that the emission of these particles into space leads to the emergence of solar storms.
The name “Ji One” was launched on this storm, but its impact will not be significant, but rather will remain marginal.
Experts expect this solar storm to lead to a slight impact on the work of satellites, in addition to slight disruption at the level of energy networks.
Experts explain that this storm does not pose a significant danger, because what is emitted from the sun quickly fades, and it is something that is repeated from time to time.
The researchers add that the sun regularly emits emissions towards the planet, and most of what comes from it is not harmful.
Even so, astronomers say the sun is capable of emitting massive emissions and storms that could disrupt human technology.
Experts add that this matter is likely to happen. Rather, its occurrence is a matter of time, i.e. when will it happen, and not whether it will happen?
In the worst case, a massive solar storm could cost trillions of dollars in losses, and it would take years to recover, not just months.
The British Royal Academy of Engineering estimates that a storm of this magnitude is 1 in 10 in every decade.