Just kidding. It’s not like that!
The largest solar storm in five years has hit the Earth, but scientists say that we’ve lucked out (so far).
The storm arrived Thursday morning and scientists say that the “peacefulness” of it could change as the storm spends the day shaking the planet’s magnetic field.
NASA reports that the two new solar flares were ejected from the sun on Wednesday March 6 and reached Earth at 5:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 8. The two flares were traveling at 1,300 and 1,100 miles per second.
Even though there was a larger solar flare last year, magnetic, radio and radiation emissions could create a larger impact on Earth. Early reports say the impact was weaker than anticipated but the intensity of the storm could pick up.