Do A Solar Flare Affect Dog?

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

After almost a decade of the calm session, the sun may be waking up and producing a solar flare, causing some notable problems on Earth.

Solar storms send bursts of electromagnetic energy that can disrupt Earth's power grid, GPS signals, and communication devices.

Solar maximum phases occur every 11 years, and the sun has one. However, solar flares haven’t been a serious problem in the past.

Here are some other updates about a solar flare.

Would a solar flare destroy a phone? Solar storms can potentially damage communication devices, including computers and smartphones.

Are solar flares affecting my phone? The Earth’s atmosphere protects us from solar storms from the sun.

However, these storms could still interfere with cell phone signals and radio systems.

How old will our sun be when it dies? The sun will reach its maximum temperature at around eight billion years of age. Meanwhile, it will die at the age of 1011 billion years.

Do solar flares affect dogs? A solar flare produces electromagnetic radiation, from radio waves to gamma rays.

Dogs and cats are sensitive to Earth’s magnetic field, so solar flares could significantly affect them.

How can you protect yourself from solar flares? Simply unplug your electronic devices to ensure a power surge doesn’t damage them.

You can also install surge protectors on your home's TVs, computers, and other electronic devices.