A massive solar storm is currently heading towards Earth and will affect GPS, the internet, and satellites.
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The claim went viral in July 2021.
A solar flare did erupt on July 3, but at this time, no massive solar storms are heading towards Earth. According to the Space Weather Prediction Center, forecasts show that there are no upcoming large-scale solar storms for the coming weeks.
According to NASA, the July 3 solar flare was an X1.5 class flare. X-class flares are based on the classification system that rates solar flares by strength. The X classification is used for the strongest flares and has a scale of X1 to X9, with X9 being the most powerful. The flare did not cause any major disturbances but did lead to a few radio blackouts.