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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another Huge Solar Storm to Hit Earth

I saw these sunspots yesterday on March 7th when I ran Sunspotter upon starting my computer. One of the biggest sun spot groups I have seen in years appeared on my screen, and I knew it would soon be followed by a huge solar storm and flare that would probably wreak havoc on earth. And so it was today that the alert went out that a huge solar flare had emitted a stream of charged particles scheduled to hit the earth today and tomorrw with a high likelihood of playing havoc with the electric grid, GPS systems, other satellites and radio communications on earth. So, brace yourselves. Those above 40 degrees north latitude should head outdoors tonight and tomorrow night for what may be excellent views of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), although the full moon will brighten the sky and lessen the impact of any display.

Sunspot Group 1429 which generated the huge solar storm now heading toward earth.
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