NOAA issues alert: Strong geomagnetic storm warning issued due to massive solar flares

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a strong geomagnetic storm warning due to a series of massive solar flares that erupted from the sun on November 28, 2023.

The flares are expected to cause a geomagnetic storm that could reach G3 (strong) levels on December 1, 2023. The storm is expected to have a wide range of impacts, including:

Disruptions to satellite communications: Satellites could experience problems with their electronics, which could lead to data loss or even complete failure.


Problems with radio communications: Radio communications could be disrupted, especially in high-frequency bands.

In addition, the storm could also cause auroras, also known as the northern lights or southern lights, to be visible as far south as the mid-United States.

NOAA is urging people to be aware of the potential impacts of the storm and to take steps to prepare, such as having a backup plan for communication and power in case of outages.


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