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Sun emits massive solar flare with potential to impact satellite communications: CESSI

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The sun unleashed a massive solar flare on Wednesday, which has the potential to impact satellite communications  

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and global positioning systems, the Centre of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) said. 

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Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy that can impact radio communications, electric power grids, navigation signals, and pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts 

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This solar flare is classified as an X-Class which denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength.

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“Strong ionospheric perturbation is ongoing over India, South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific regions.  

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Expected high frequency communication blackouts, satellite anomalies, GPS scintillations, airline communication impacts,” the CESSI said on Twitter. 

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