Is There a Solar Storm a’Comin’?

Our sun is like a planet on fire. NOAA says our sun is acting scary. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration detected unusual recent activity. On September 18th three flares exploded from the sun. Fortunately, they were directed away from our Earth, but there is one large sunspot positioned to head our way should it explode. Imagine a pan of gently boiling caramel candy for English Toffee that occasionally pops a bubble of steam and syrup. The next few days will be critical, but a 24 to 48 hour warning is predicted before disaster strikes. Earth won’t be hit by fire, but radio transmission will be interfered with, and possible problems with internet activity, and power grids may occur. The ramifications would be significant.

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