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.