Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Class X Flare inbound

Our friend the sun isn't feeling well and threw up.  Not the "I ate too much milkshakes and my tummy is upset", more like Exorcist unrelenting torrents of pea soup puke.  Tuesday it released a Class X flare towards the Earth.  Meaning we may see aurora activity in the Midwest, have radio/satellite blackouts,  planes may have to fly at lower altitudes for radiation concerns and the International Space Station may have been set on pre-heat. Ozone, save us now . . . 

UPDATE: NOAA is reporting that this may be a glancing blow but may trigger Auroral activities where not commonly seen March 8th and 9th.  The Wichita area will be looking at cloud cover and rain.

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