Solar Storm Warning: Experts Really Worried As Global Power Outages Could Last Weeks

He told Express.co.uk: “The high latitudes are the most vulnerable, it’s happened in Canada in 1989 when the power went down in Quebec.”

This geomagnetic storm caused a nine-hour outage of Hydro-Quebec's electricity transmission system.

As it happened during the Cold War it also left many terrified that a nuclear strike might be in progress.

Others incorrectly considered the intense auroras to be associated with the Space Shuttle mission STS-29.

Geomagnetic storms are caused by CME’s which produce "large expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun’s corona," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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