At a speed of 1.6 million kilometres, a powerful solar storm is approaching the Earth. The storm will hit the Earth on Sunday or Monday.

A report by claims that the storm has originated from the Sun's atmosphere. This would have a significant impact on the region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field.

"THE SOLAR WIND IS COMING: Later today, a high-speed stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. Flowing from an equatorial hole in the sun's atmosphere, wind speeds could top 500 km/s. Full-fledged geomagnetic storms are unlikely, but lesser geomagnetic unrest could spark high latitude auroras. Aurora alerts: SMS Text.", reads the post on their website.

Because of the solar storm, there will be a view of fascinating celestial lighting for people living at the North or South Pole. added that the outer atmosphere of the Earth could be heated, due to solar storms, which could have a direct effect on the satellites.

This could cause interference with GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV. The current in power lines can be high, which can also blow transformers.

As per the US space agency, NASA, the speed of the solar storm could increase from 1.6 million kilometres per hour.

Source: 11 July, 2021, The Tribune