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China braces for potential disruptions as more solar flares loom

Gong Zhe

China's National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) has issued a warning for potential disruptions to communication systems due to a series of expected solar flares.

The alert comes after an X-class flare, the strongest classification, struck on Sunday afternoon.

According to the NSMC, additional solar flares are anticipated to erupt between May 6 and 8. These flares are predicted to fall within the X-class or M-class, the second highest, categories.

Solar flares are intense bursts of energy erupting from the sun. They pose a threat to satellites, astronauts and radio communications, while also generating spectacular auroras.

The NSMC advises users of radio communication to mitigate potential disruptions by switching frequencies or employing alternative communication methods.

(Cover via CFP.)

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