According to the http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/, a trusted source with space-related information, the sun erupted this past Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking the Earth at approximately 7 AM EST on Thursday (tomorrow).
Solar storms are known to have three ways that they can possible disrupt technology on earth: magnetic, radio, and radiation interference. With this in mind, there may be a slight possibility that intermittent power outages may occur with thanks to the geomagnetic storm that may occur.
NASA has also been following this anomaly (commonly called CME – Coronal Mass Ejection) very closely, and stated the following information on their news site:
“Such a CME could result in a severe geomagnetic storm, causing aurora at low latitudes, with possible disruption to high frequency radio communication, global positioning systems (GPS), and power grids.”
Labels: Geomagnetic Storms, Science, Solar Flares, Sun Storms