A massive storm on the Sun could cause disruptions in communication networks and lead to the appearance of the northern lights, according to astronomers.

The geomagnetic storm caused by the solar flare could interfere with radio waves on Earth, causing potential problems for satellites and humans in space.

It could also mean that the northern lights could be visible in the northern part of the Americas and even parts of Turkey.


Scientists have repeatedly warned that an approaching storm on the Sun could put communications systems at risk and that Earth may need to do more to prepare.

According to the warning issued on Saturday, there is no reason for the public to worry about this storm.

The storm could disrupt high-frequency radio transmissions, such as those of airplanes trying to communicate with traffic control towers.


"If the sky is clear at night and you are at higher latitudes, this will be a great opportunity to see the northern lights in the sky," scientists said in a statement about the storm.

Every 11 years, the Sun's magnetic field changes, meaning the north and south poles shift.

During this cycle, the Sun's activity changes and is currently close to its most active point, called the Sun's maximum.

At times like this, similar geomagnetic storms can hit Earth several times a year, scientists said.

In December, the largest solar flare in recent years disrupted radio communications.