The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it’s now more likely than ever that the sun will be experiencing a solar storm, which is when the planet’s magnetic field flips in one direction and creates a strong magnetic field.
The storms are a consequence of Earth’s internal magnetic field, which varies with the rotation of the sun and the planet.
Solar storms can happen anywhere in the solar system, but their frequency can be highest in the southern hemisphere.
The National Weather Service says they typically occur every few decades and last about a month.
Solar flares are similar to a solar eclipse, but they can cause a strong flare of charged particles to streak across the surface of the planet and can be visible for days.