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A mysterious "surprise" solar storm hits Earth, embarrassing forecasters – and the effects can last for days

Over the weekend, a solar storm struck Earth, causing a temporary disturbance in the planet's magnetosphere. The

storm was caused by an unexpected coronal mass ejection (CME) embedded in thesolar wind,according to the Express.

CME occurs when the Sun emits electromagnetic fluctuations from a cloud of charged particles and their atmosphere.

These are one of the most powerful forms of solar storms.

According to experts, "a small G1 class geomagnetic storm occurred around midnight (UT) June 25-26.

" Forecaster I don't know why. The main suspect is an unexpected CME embedded in the solar wind.

"So far, no aurora from a 6-hour storm has been reported."

Since the solar wind was classified as a G1, it is minor and causes only weak network fluctuations and minor impacts on satellite communications.

Space meteorological expert Dr. Tamisaskov said on Twitter on Saturday. "A fast solar wind hits the Earth!

" I don't expect the storm to settle for the next 48-72 hours.

"High latitude #aurora chasers sporadically at mid-latitudes. You should see a good show with a nice view ..

"Amateur radio operators are watching a small disruption in the propagation of the aurora&throughout the # FieldDay weekend."

When the CME is turned to the earth, the aurora and the aurora are boosted.

These natural light shows are produced when particles from the solar wind excite and illuminate atoms in the Earth's upper atmosphere. ..

The resulting wavy pattern often resembles a curtain of light, usually in green and pink colors, as seen in the aurora.

Another type of solar wind is solar flares. Solar flares are the strong radiation of the sun's , or bursts of light. According toNASA.

"Solar flares are entanglements, intersections, or reorganizations of lines of magnetic force near the sun's spots. "

A huge sun spot was discovered on June 20th last week.

" Today it is huge. The rapidly growing sunspot doubled in size in just 24 hours.SpaceWeather.comreported. NASA explained.

"Solar flares temporarily change the upper atmosphere, for example interfering with the transmission of signals from GPS satellites to Earth. Many yards."