Astronomers have warned that a solar storm traveling at 1.8 million kilometers per hour will likely hit Earth hard on Sunday, capable of disrupting satellite networks.
And according to what was reported by “The Daily Star”, this solar storm will have an impact on the planet Earth, 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.
Astronomy researchers explained that the emission of these particles into space is what leads to the emergence of solar storms, according to “Sky News Arabia.”
The name “Ji Won” was used for this storm, but its impact will not be significant, but rather will remain marginal.
Experts expect that this solar storm will lead to a slight impact on the operation of satellites, in addition to slight disruptions 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.