High-speed solar wind may strike earth on Monday
1.6M kmph storm may cause interference with GPS navigation, cellphone signals, and satellite TV, warns Indian daily
A high-speed solar storm is expected to hit the world on Monday, according to an Indian-language English daily.
The storm is approaching the Earth at a speed of 1.6 million kilometers per hour (994,194 miles per hour), the Hindustan Times reported, citing the website Spaceweather.com.
“It originated from the Sun's atmosphere and can have a significant impact on a region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field,” the daily added.
As a result of the solar storms, the newspaper reported that the Earth's external atmosphere could heat up, having a direct impact on satellites.
“This can cause interference with GPS navigation, mobile phone signals and satellite TV,” the newspaper added.
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