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geomagnetic storm

(disturbance in Earth's magnetosphere)

A geomagnetic storm is a short-term change in the magnetic field centered on the Earth, invariably from influence of the Sun, e.g., solar wind, solar flares, etc. Such storms can affect radio communication, power, satellites, etc.


(Earth,Sun,magnetism,disturbance,event type)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_storm

Referenced by pages:
Carrington event
1947 sunspot
solar storm
Sun surface features

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