From the second wave of deadly coronavirus to losing legendary Dilip Kumar, this year has been nothing but chaotic. Unfortunately, the problems don't seem to end yet.

According to a report by Spaceweather, a powerful solar storm is approaching the Earth at a speed of 1.6 million kilometres. This would have a significant impact on the region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field due to which there may be a power failure around the world.

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Reportedly, the storm originated from the sun's atmosphere and created a stream of high-speed solar winds and charged particles.

Due to solar storms, the outer atmosphere of the Earth could be heated and have a direct effect on the satellites, GPS navigation and mobile phone signals. The current in power lines might also be high, which can even blow transformers.

Source: NBC News

Here’s what a post on their website reads:

Today, a high-speed stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. Wind speeds could top 600 km/s, sparking minor (G1-class) geomagnetic storms and high latitude auroras. The gaseous material is flowing from an equatorial hole in the sun's atmosphere.
Source: Hindustan Times

There might be visually pleasing auroras of fascinating celestial lighting at the North or South Pole because of the storm.

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According to NASA, the US space agency, the speed of the storm could rise from 1.6 million kilometres per hour. 

Stay safe, everyone!