Huge solar storm spawned by massive solar flares causes little disruption

An enormous solar storm of radiation is currently bombarding the planet, but so far it has created few disruptions. The wave of plasma and solar radiation striking Earth was spawned by two massive solar flares thrown off by the sun on Tuesday.

The two powerful solar flares launched a blast wave of plasma and charged particles directly toward Earth. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, travelled at a wild 4 million mph, slamming the planet early Thursday morning. The march 2012 solar storm is the largest in the past five years.

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Massive solar storm 2012 due to hit Earth on Thursday

The largest solar flare in five years is on its way to Earth. Although the solar storm will not be dangerous to humans, it could unleash particles that cause disruption to GPS, airplane flights and power grids. The huge solar flare erupted on Tuesday evening and the wave is expected to hit Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST on Thursday.

Massive solar flare due to hit Earth on Thursday РNASA

According to the Space Weather Prediction Center, the massive solar storm 2012 is the biggest our planet has seen in the past five years. The giant solar flare is on a direct path to smack into our planet. “It’s hitting us right in the nose,” said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist Joe Kunches, jokingly calling it the sun’s version of “Super Tuesday.”

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