Solar storm headed toward Earth

This handout image provided by NASA shows a solar flare heading toward Earth.


The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Thursday (0600 GMT and 1000 GMT), according to forecasters at the U.S. government’s Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun.

Full Article at Yahoo! News

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Posted on March 7, 2012, in Current Events. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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