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Magnetic Storms:

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/magnetic-storms/
The Sun’s interaction with the Earth’s magnetic field.

The Sun’s interaction with the Earth’s magnetic field.

Magnetic storms can cause loss of radio communication, affect global-positioning systems, damage satellite electronics and cause electrical blackouts. USGS scientists are constantly collecting geomagnetic data, and you can view new updates in near-real time.

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