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‘The Geomagnetic Storm That Just Won’t Go Away’ – Massive Solar Flare Larger Than Earth Poses Threat to Communication Systems


By Vincent Funaro – “A massive solar flare erupted on the sun at the weekend and has continued to light up the Earth’s skyline throughout the week with watchers in Asia and Europe enjoying the display.

This 62,000 mile sun flare named AR1302 is gigantic, and the Earth pales in comparison when it comes to size.

The flare has produced electromagnetic storms which caused unique light displays in the sky on Earth’s Northern Hemisphere.

But these types of occurrences on the sun can also affect communication systems on the planet.

The flare was deemed ‘the geomagnetic storm that just won’t go away,’ by Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center out of Boulder, Colorado on its Facebook page.

The actual blasts emitted from the flare have not posed a threat to the Earth thus far.

‘None of the blasts have been squarely Earth-directed, but this could change as the sunspot turns toward our planet in the days ahead,’ says NASA. ‘AR1302 is growing and shows no immediate signs of quieting down.'” Read more.

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