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Extreme Solar Storm Hits Earth

Extreme Solar Storm Hits Earth:

On May 11, 2024, Earth experienced its most significant solar storm in over two decades.

  • The storm, triggered by multiple coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from the sun, stirred a global buzz due to its potent impact on communication networks, satellite functions, and power grids.
  • It was also visible in the form of dazzling auroras spanning from Tasmania to Britain.
  • Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are massive bursts of solar wind and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space.
  • These ejections are significant because they carry billions of tons of plasma, which is entwined with magnetic fields.