The strongest solar storm since 2005 is bombarding our planet with high-energy particles.
This can cause problems for satellites and aviation – American airline Delta is diverting some flights on polar routes between Asia and Detroit in the USA.
The geomagnetic storm could also pose a problem for astronauts in space. However, the six at the International Space Station have been told they do not need to take any action.
Another more beautiful effect of the storm is the ability to see Aurora Borealis – or the Northern Lights – further south than usual. Experts claim with clear skies, it may be possible to see the arctic phenomenon in London this week.
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