Flaring up

Solar Storms (2012)

A solar storm is hitting the earth this weekend!

In severe cases, solar storms can cause power blackouts, damage satellties and disrupt GPS signals.

While a nuisance, these flares tend to lead only to dropped calls and your Facebook page taking forever to load.

There's a bright side to a stormy space weather; it tends to spawn colorful Northern lights as the charged particles bombard Earth's outer magnetic field .

 Shimmering auroras may be visible at the Unites States-Canada border this weekend.


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