According to researchers, “there was a storm on the surface of the sun [and] those waves are traveling toward us at over 4 million miles an hour right now, which means it could arrive as early as between 1:00am – 5:00am EST; past storms like this have knocked out power grids here on earth, attacked communications and gps, and already some commercial airlines have recruit routed flights to avoid interference from hit.” Continue reading for the news report and a video from NASA.
“It’s hitting us right in the nose,” said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. Astronomers say the sun has been relatively quiet for some time. And this storm, while strong, may seem fiercer because Earth has been lulled by several years of weak solar activity.
[via MSNBC – CS Monitor]