Another Amazing Image of Thursday’s Solar Flare
While this is not a Solar Mega-storm it is still the largest of the summer and the largest in a long time.
And according to wired.com
If and when a solar megastorm hits Earth — and there’s a 1-in-8 chance by 2020 — the outcome would be much different. A powerful CME could temporarily peel away a significant portion of Earth’s protective magnetic shield, exposing satellites, power grids and other electronics to disruptive magnetic fields and radiation.
That’s pretty cool and just a bit scary. It would be amazing to see northern lights much farther south.
Wired.com has all the info on Thursday’s CME. Check it out