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October 3, 2018 4:43 PM
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EARTH is set to be hit by a powerful solar storm as a portion of the Sun pocketed with huge holes turns to face the planet.

The solar storm will call “geomagnetic unrest” on Earth - as well as provide the northern edge of Europe with a spectacular show.

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, will be visible across Iceland and parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden.

Travel experts Expedia said solar wind is expected to hit Earth’s atmosphere in the next few days.

A spokesman said: “A double stream of solar wind on its way to our planet.

“Two holes in the sun's atmosphere are turning to face Earth, each outflowing a stream of solar wind toward our planet.

“Solar wind outflowing from the smaller hole will arrive first, causing polar geomagnetic unrest but probably not a full-fledged geomagnetic storm.

“Solar wind escaping from the second, larger hole will follow days later bringing a chance of G1-class (minor) storms.


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