Huge solar storm could cause disruption

A huge solar storm of charged particles that erupted two days ago has hit the Earth and could disrupt power grids, satellite navigation and flights.

8th March, 2012
Huge solar storm could cause disruption
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration graphic of the solar storm.

A huge solar storm of charged particles that erupted two days ago has hit the Earth and could disrupt power grids, satellite navigation and flights.

Damage has not yet been reported but scientists say the storm is the largest in five years and is growing.

"So far the orientation of the magnetic field has been opposite of what is needed to cause the strongest storming. As the event progresses, that field will continue to change,"...

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