Powerful solar flash disrupted communications in China

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17.02.11.Samaya powerful solar flare in four years reached the Earth. China Meteorological Administration and the Xinhua News Agency reported on shortwave radio failures began in the south.

Astronomers and meteorologists believe that the effects of flash in the atmosphere over China will be felt over the next three days. According to the Solar Dynamics Laboratory NASA, outbreak occurred in the southern hemisphere of the Sun, the flow of solar particles is about 900 kilometers per second. Giant flare, which occurred yesterday, was preceded by a few lower class.

The last major incident involving the failure of the equipment as a result of a solar flare was recorded in 1973. Then, a magnetic storm caused a massive power outage in Canada. No light left around 6 million people in the province of Quebec.

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