24 Jan '12, 6pm

Today's Solar Storm Expected to be the Worst Since 2005

Video: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA Flare Up: The January 22 flare, as captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory. On Sunday evening, the sun unleashed a bright solar flare. Along with the flare came a coronal mass ejection, a blast of charged particles that began colliding with the earth's magnetosphere today. The current storm is expected to be rather moderate, reaching just 2 or 3 on the G-scale , a measure of solar storm intensity that ranges from from 1, the least severe, to a maximum of 5. Airlines have diverted flights that were scheduled for polar routes, because the geomagnetic activity can interfere with the high frequency communications systems they use to stay connected to ground control stations. But as John Kappenman explains in our February cover story, a severe solar storm could wreak havoc on power grids, oil and gas pipelines, and communications netw...

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The strongest solar storm since 2005 is hitting the Earth today! @Michael_GR on what it means:

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - A potent solar flare has unleashed the biggest radiation storm since 2005 and could disrupt some satell...

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A potent solar flare has unleashed the biggest radiation storm since 2005 and could disrupt some satellite communications ...

A powerful solar eruption is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth tomorrow

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mnn.com 23 Jan '12, 9pm

According to NOAA, this is the strongest solar radiation storm since May 2005, and as a precaution, polar flights on Earth...

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WASHINGTON) - The strongest geomagnetic storm in more than six years was forecast to hit Earth's magnetic field today, and...

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grist.org 24 Jan '12, 2pm

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Intense solar storm is pummeling Earth — right now.

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This colorized NASA image, taken Monday, Jan 23, 2012, from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a flare shooting out of ...

Flights rerouted as massive solar storm slams Earth

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