While solar maximum occurs once in every 11 years, the 2013 impact will be different as this solar maximum coincides with the Sun's 22-year magnetic energy cycle—last time this happened was way back in 1859. ET takes a closer look at Solar Maximum 2013 and its impact.
What Exactly is Solar Maximum?
A solar maximum is a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface caused by explosions on its surface. A solar flare could hit the Earth like a lightening bolt and knock out electrical and navigational equipment leading to shutdown of communication & power systems
By Shelley Singh, ET Bureau
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