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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Holy Solar Storm!

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

According to NASA (which, who knows, could be making it all up) the sun ejected two immense solar flares yesterday. While this sounds like the beginning of Meltdown 2012: Sun vs Earth, there really isn't any need to be worried. So it seems.

Check out this crazy video of the solar storm that started it all:

The flares, slated to hit home around 10:25 am PST tomorrow, are expected to briefly mess with the earth's magnetic field. This means that your trusty GPS or other electronic gadgets may wonk out temporarily. The horror!

On the more interesting side, these flares give us Northwesterns a good chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis tonight.

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