Thursday, March 10, 2011

Major solar flare to hit earth today

Breaking news: Major solar flare may hit earth today

A large solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun yesterday (March 9) and is expected to reach earth sometime today. This storm registered as a Class X1.5 event. X class storms are the most powerful category of solar flares. Due to this event, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), may be witnessed as far south as Detroit, Michigan. The sun has been very active in recent weeks and months and is putting on a spectacular show. Scientists believe that a large enough solar storm, could disrupt all electromagnetic systems on earth, including the power grid, satellite communication (cell phones, television, etc.) and even aircraft. Lets keep our eyes open.

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