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One of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle that hit the earth on early Thursday, biggest since 2004, did not cause any damage.

The solar storm, which was forecast to be strong, was expected to disrupt power, satellites and GPS systems. The solar flares arrived on Thursday morning at mild levels at the bottom of the government's 1-5 scale of severity. But early Friday, the storm strengthened to a level 3 for several hours as it neared its end. Scientists say that is because the magnetic part of the storm flipped direction, reported Associated Press.

According to scientists, there could be five or six solar storms in the coming months, as the Sun enters the most active stage of its 11-year-cycle, a Telegraph report said.

There could be another "five or six" major incidents in the coming months, where the sun emits massive amounts of matter, the Telegraph quoted space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock as saying.

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