'Cannibal' Sun Eruption to Hit Earth Friday, May Affect Satellites, Radio

A "cannibal" coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun is projected to hit Earth on Friday, December 1, 2023. This CME is likely to cause a strong geomagnetic storm, which could affect satellites, radio communications, and power grids.

The CME is expected to arrive at Earth around midnight on Friday, December 1. The storm is expected to last for several hours, and could potentially cause widespread disruptions.

Satellites could experience problems with their electronics, which could lead to data loss or even complete failure. Radio communications could also be disrupted, especially in high-frequency bands.


The severity of the storm will depend on the strength of the CME and the orientation of Earth's magnetic field. However, even a moderate storm could cause significant disruptions.

People in high-latitude regions are more likely to see auroras, also known as the northern lights or southern lights, as a result of the storm. Auroras are caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with Earth's atmosphere.

It is important to note that the severity of the storm is still uncertain. However, it is prudent to take steps to prepare for the potential impacts.


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