Solar Storms Hit Earth

Take cover!!!!!!!

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.

From ZDNet:

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.

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3 Comments on “Solar Storms Hit Earth”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    I have no idea what the heck this is all about, but just thinking about something traveling 1,300 Miles per SECOND is Mind-blowing all by itself!

  2. One Op Says:

    And all this time I thought we were already in a storm, the “Hell on Earth”!

  3. sandy1961 Says:

    That’s what I thought also One Op

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