Large Solar Flare Erupts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A huge solar flare erupted from the sun Thursday, streaming radiation toward Earth.

The solar storm is expected to arrive early Saturday, but forecasters at the government's Space Weather Prediction Center say they expected minimal impact to communication systems and power grids.

It may spark colorful auroras in southern Canada and northern United States.

The storm is part of the sun's normal 11-year cycle, which is supposed to reach a peak next year.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured Thursday's flare, wowing scientists with images of the massive outburst.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162297346 - 1011now.com/a?a=162297346