Huge Solar Flare!

When I was a kid I never thought about solar storms!  Now that I’m an adult it freaks me out that there can be a storm on the sun and it can impact earth. But that is exactly true.  We are going through a solar storm right now that is bigger than any that have been seen lately. The last biggie was in 2005.

Okay, so what will this solar storm do?  Well, it’s going to blast earth with radiation, or it is going to blast radiation and Earth is in it’s way.  The real concern according to NASA is for astronauts in space, or for space equipment.  Which means that we might have to worry here on Earth about some disruptions in things like cellular towers, or computers- but most likely the only thing Earthlings will notice is that the aurora borealis, or the pretty Northern Lights might move a little farther south.

Sorry folks, we are too far south!  So there you have it, big solar storm, with no serious complications for most of us, unless you want to freak out about the extra radiation associated with it- in that case don’t go out till Thursday! 🙂




1 thought on “Huge Solar Flare!”

  1. Hi There Mogallants,
    Speaking of which, So far, no scientists have gone out of their way to try to link solar flares with extreme weather events on Earth. However, it’s rather unfortunate that they haven’t attempted to study the potential correlation. There is obviously some degree of correlation between space weather and the weather within our atmosphere. Consider if you will that when the Earth moves through an X-Flares of hide magnitude coming from the sun, that it compresses our atmosphere.
    Catch you again soon!

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