The weather out there is frightening and there is a solar storm brewing.
These solar charged particles can effect GPS systems by giving you wrong directions or they may not work at all. It can also effect communication devices. A solar storm happens every 11 years as the number of spots on the sun peak with maximium solar activity.
Hydro lines may also be effected. Look what happened in Quebec in 1989 at a previous solar storm. Millions were left without power for days.
If you’re lucky, you might see the northern lights or the aurora borealis normally only seen at higher altitudes. Northern lights are created when charged particles react with the Earth’s magnetic field and there is a dance of lights. During the last storm the dance of red lights could be seen in Florida.
Here’s a link to a recent photo from someone who saw the northern lights as far south as Falls City, Nebraska, complements of space weather, which is a good source of solar information on the web.
- Solar flare blast may cause aurora borealis today (geek.com)
- Power companies prepare as solar storms set to hit Earth (scientificamerican.com)
- Subsiding solar storm and new sun spot- 1267 (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)
- Solar storm brings extraordinary display of northern lights (summitcountyvoice.com)
- Dazzling Northern Lights Possible for Northern US This Weekend (space.com)
- Like We Don’t Have Enough Weather Problems….. (lezgetreal.com)
- Solar Flare May Spark Dazzling Northern Lights Displays Friday (space.com)
- Intense Solar Flare Erupts From the Sun (space.com)
- satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions (robbiz1978.blogspot.com)
- Solar flares could cause GPS problems on Saturday (telegraph.co.uk)
- Solar Flares May Impact GPS and Communications This Weekend (benzinga.com)
- Solar storm heading our way (physorg.com)
- Effects of solar flares arriving on Earth (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Solar flares may impact communications this weekend (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)
- Recent solar flare may disrupt your GPS (cnn.com)
- Effects of solar flares arriving on Earth (sfgate.com)
- Flares may disrupt communications (politico.com)