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NASA says the solar flare that caused a radio blackout last September was the biggest flare in a decade

NASA says the solar flare that caused a radio blackout last September was the biggest flare in a decade

Sun spots may be common and solar flares a regular occurrence, but they are still often worthy of taking note. Case in point: Last September 6, 2017, there were two powerful solar flares detected and recorded. What was unusual was that the second one in particular was the most powerful solar flare recorded in more than a […]

“Solar Flares… Will Short Circuit Satellites, Power Grids, Ground Communication Equipment”

“Solar Flares… Will Short Circuit Satellites, Power Grids, Ground Communication Equipment”

Scientists Warn of Worst Case Scenario Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder recently completed analyzing data from a Coronal Mass Ejection that took place in the summer of 2012. The CME, which was reportedly the most powerful electrical discharge ever recorded from the sun, narrowly missed earth. It was not “earth directed,” meaning the […]

How solar flares affect people and the Earth

How solar flares affect people and the Earth

According to some researchers, strong solar activity can also disrupt the Earth’s tectonic plates and trigger earthquakes.