Earth will be hit by a high-velocity solar storm that might disrupt cell phone and GPS signals.

ByShehryar Makhdoom | Published date:

According to NASA, the solar storm's speed could exceed the predicted 1.6 million km/h.

This massive solar storm is expected to strike Earth over the weekend or the next week, moving at a speed of almost 1.6 million kilometres per hour. According to a report on, the storm erupted from the Sun's atmosphere.

This would significantly affect the area of space that Earth's magnetic field has controlled.

The solar wind is coming" This is something we should keep an eye out for because it is predicted to solar storms arrive at any moment. Wind speeds of up to 500 kilometres per hour might be generated by a hole in the Sun's atmosphere near the equator.

Minor geomagnetic activity in the upper latitudes is improbable, but it is possible that severe activity in lower latitudes could result in auroras visible to those in high northern latitudes, as explained on their website.

At the North and South Poles, viewers will get a magnificent view of fascinating heavenly lighting produced by the solar storm.

The Spaceweather website claims that space weather can heat the Earth's outer atmosphere because of solar storms affecting satellites. This could affect GPS navigation, cell phone service, and satellite TV reception problems.

Because of the flow of electricity in power lines, they might be strong, damaging transformers. According to NASA, the solar storm could travel faster than the estimated 1.6 million km/h.