#Sun

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Solar storms are caused by peak solar activity (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • During solar storms, the Sun shoots out boiling hot plasma
  • These include huge bursts of charged particles
  • The overwhelming discharge of charged particles can interfere with the internet

.California, USA
The present day internet primarily uses fiber optic cables. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The submarine cables are more vulnerable to a solar storm
  • The impact of a solar storm on the internet infrastructure is based on topology
  • Solar storm is a directional ejection of a large mass of highly magnetized particles from the sun