The Australian “News” website said that the storm is expected to lead to the appearance of aurora borealis, similar to the northern lights, over northern England, New York and southern parts of Australia.
He explained that the solar storm is caused by a type of solar flare called “coronal mass emission” (CME), which means a huge ejection of plasma from the outer layer of the sun, called the corona.
And the solar flare actually occurred Monday at around five o’clock in the afternoon, UTC, according to “News”.
As a result, major storms are likely, on the night of October 12th. The aurora borealis may be seen in a number of regions of the world, such as Australia, the United States and Britain.
A solar storm may affect communication, by disrupting radio signals, as happened in 1989, when a powerful solar storm caused many electrically charged particles to be released on Earth, causing the Canadian province of Quebec to lose power for nine hours.
Experts say that the danger of such storms lies in the event that they contain negative electrons, which, if they hit a satellite or plane, could cause a loss of contact with them.