Solar Storms Are Back! And Could Cause Problems


A few days ago, millions of heated gases shot off from the surface of the sun and hurtled 90 million miles toward Earth. This eruption is called a coronal mass ejection and once it hit Earth’s magnetic field a huge geomagnetic storm ensued. While being harmless to anyone on the Earth’s surface, geomagnetic waves unleashed by solar storms can weaken power grids, jam radio communications, bathe airline crews in dangerous levels of radiation and knock critical satellites off kilter. So my advice is stay out of the sky until it’s safe to do so.