- Title: Sunspots seen in Spain as geomagnetic storm expected to reach Earth
- Date: 11th October 2021
- Summary: AGUIMES, SPAIN (OCTOBER 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SUNSPOTS OVER SUN AS GEOMAGNETIC STORM EXPECTED TO REACH EARTH RONDA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TOURISTS AT VIEWPOINT OBSERVING SUN HORSE, SUN IN THE BACKGROUND TOURISTS AT VIEWPOINT OBSERVING SUN AGUIMES, SPAIN (OCTOBER 11, 2021) (REUTERS) SUNSPOTS OVER SUN RONDA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TOURISTS AT VIEWPOINT OBSERVING SUN AGUIMES, SPAIN (OCTOBER 11, 2021) (REUTERS) SUNSPOTS OVER SUN RONDA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TREES COVERING SUN
- Embargoed: 25th October 2021 18:47
- Keywords: Spain geomagnetic storm solar flares space sun sunspot
- Location: AGUIMES AND RONDA, SPAIN
- City: AGUIMES AND RONDA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Europe,Science
- Reuters ID: LVA001EYPTLQF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sunspots were seen on Monday (October 11) from Spain's Canary Islands municipality of Aguimes as a geomagnetic storm was expected to reach the Earth.
The geomagnetic storm's intensity would probably be moderate or strong, levels one of two on a five-level scale, five being the most extreme, according to U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Tourists gathered at Ronda's viewpoint to observe the sun.
Geomagnetic storms are disturbances of the Earth's magnetic field, lasting from several hours to several days, according to Spain's National Geographic Institute (IGN).
They are external in origin and are caused by an abrupt increase in particles emitted in solar flares that reach the magnetosphere, producing disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field.
Solar flares may affect positioning systems, navigation systems or communication satellites.
(Production: Borja Suarez, Jon Nazca, Elena Rodriguez)
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