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Huge Solar Flare Heading toward Earth, is 2012 Really Coming?

08 Mar

 

Solar flare

 

SPACE.com reports that a massive solar flare magnetic storm that erupted from the sun late yesterday is unleashing one of the most powerful solar storms in more than five years, a solar tempest that may potentially interfere with satellites in orbit and power grids when it reaches Earth.

 

Several spacecraft caught videos of the solar flare magnetic storm as it hurled a wave of solar plasma and charged particles, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), into space. The CME is not expected to hit Earth directly, but the cloud of charged particles could deliver a glancing blow to the planet.

 

Early predictions estimate that the CME will reach Earth , with the effects likely lasting for 24 hours, and possibly lingering into Friday. The solar flare magnetic storm may have big impact on satellites, power grids, and airplanes.

 

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