July 17, 2024

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Here’s a possible reason why your pet suddenly woke late Sunday night (Tennessee)

Did your dog or cat wake suddenly between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Sunday? There may be an explanation.

FOX 17 Code Red Meteorologist Greg Bobos says a solar flare that cause a coronal mass ejection impacted the planet.

According to SpaceWeather.com, a solar flare is an explosion on the Sun that happens when energy stored in twisted magnetic fields is suddenly released. Flares produce a burst of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma-rays.

Since dogs (and some cats) are sensitive to Earth’s magnetic field, this could explain the baffling behavior many pet owners observed Sunday.

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