The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) refuted reports that a substantial storm will disrupt telecommunication systems over the weekend.
'A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth, ' said the Space Weather Prediction Center.
In March 1989, a powerful geomagnetic storm set off a blackout in Canada that left six million people without electricity for nine hours.
According to Wonderopolis, in February 2011, a CME produced a solar flare that "disrupted radio communications throughout China".
Northern Lights can be an effect of a geomagnetic solar storm.
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What are the effects of a solar storm?
That means there is no reason to worry as these storms happen roughly 2,000 times within 11 years, or about once every two days, which means it won't even be felt.
These explosions are known as solar flares which are sudden flashes of sun's increased brightness.
The strongest geomagnetic storm on record is the Carrington Event in 1859, aimed after Brit astronomer Richard Carrington, which electrified telegraph lines and shocked technicians, setting their papers on fire - it was visible as far as Cuba and Hawaii.
According to the SWPC, it's possible that the solar storm - which will occur when charged particles from the sun interacting with Earth's magnetic field - will cause "weak power grid fluctuations" and may have a "minor impact on satellite operations".
"Closer to Earth's surface, solar activity can cause disruptions of radio signals (particularly HF), provide a small dose of radiation to passengers on high-latitude flights, and provoke auroras (northern and southern lights)".
Scotland remains the best place to see the Northern Lights in the United Kingdom, given its closer proximity to the North Pole, and can be most visible in the Scottish Highlands and Scottish Isles.
The Northern Lights as seen from Greenland last yearWhen is the next one in 2018 due to hit?
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