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'Solar wind in coming': Geomagnetic storm can lead to global power failure

Hindustan Times | 13/07/2021 03:12 PM | Click to read full article

The fierce solar storm which is moving towards the Earth at a speed of 1.6 million kilometres per hour is expected to hit the Earth on Tuesday, due to which there may be a power failure around the world.

As a result, wind speeds could reach 500 km/s, leading to geomagnetic storms and high latitude auroras. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has classified this storm as G-1 or 'minor'.