This magnetic storm could disrupt power grids, radio navigation systems and satellites causing problems with phone and internet networks

A giant coronal hole in the sun recently sent charged particles hurtling toward Earth.

These solar winds triggered a geomagnetic storm that could disrupt power grids, radio navigation systems and satellites, which could cause problems with phone and internet networks.

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This most recent event was big enough for the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a moderate geomagnetic storm watch for Wednesday.

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Spaceweather.com

It isn’t all bad news, though. Because of the strength of the storm, parts of the United States may get a look at the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.

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Spaceweather.com

Areas as far south as northern Indiana and northern Ohio could get a bit of a show overnight., like those caught from ISS on October 25, 2016:

Over the next few days, the chances of any disruptions and auroras will decrease.

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