Saturday September 13, 2014

Earth Bombarded by Twin Solar Flares

Even though we are going through a huge geomagnetic storm, there is no danger at all that the sky is falling and only minimal interruptions will be noticed in some low-orbiting satellites. However, if you live in the far north and far south of the globe, the auroras will be particularly beautiful during this time.

The Sun has had bigger flares this year as it approaches the maximum point of activity on its 11-year cycle, but AR2158 was pointing pretty much straight at Earth, so will have greater effect.