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Multiple solar storms hit Earth; Bigger ones coming, says NASA

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In the previous week, US agencies NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have warned against solar storm strikes on Earth almost every day of the week 

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This was not just a one-week affair either. Solar storms or geomagnetic storms have become a common affair for the last two months.  

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In February, SpaceX lost 40 Starlink satellites due to a strong solar storm. 

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In the month of April, we have witnessed at least 3 separate incidents where solar activity led to radio blackouts in different regions.  

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 A solar cycle or solar magnetic activity cycle is an 11-year period where the Sun's activity measured in terms of variations in the number of observed sunspots on the solar surface. 

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The 11-year period marks two extreme points called solar maximum and solar minimum, the point of highest activity and lowest activity respectively. 

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