NEAR MISS! Solar storm to narrowly pass as experts warn of Earth being sent 'to Dark Ages'

Space Weather said: “A solar storm wil barely miss Earth: On December 5, a magnetic filament in the Sun’s southern hemisphere exploded.

“The swirling debris will probably sail just south of our planet on December 10 to 11.

“No geomagnetic storms are expected, but the near-miss could spark auroras around the poles.”

Solar storms occur fairly frequently and can disrupt satellite operations and cause power grid fluctuations, depending on their severity, but mostly go unnoticed.

However, scientists have warned stars like the Sun have the potential to bring the planet to its knees with the eruption of so-called superflares.

Solar flares are an intense eruption of radiation in the Sun’s atmosphere that are usually followed by CMEs.