Now there’s a SOLAR storm warning too: Sixth massive flare in just four days heads for Earth and could cause blackouts
The biggest solar flare seen for 12 years erupted from the sun earlier this week, causing radio blackouts on Earth.
Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted, the second of which was the most intense recorded since 2005, the Space Weather Prediction Centre (SWPC) said.
Now, NASA has revealed the storms are continuing, with what the space agency says is a ‘mid-level solar flare’ that peaked at 3:49 a.m. EDT today.
his is the sixth sizable flare from the same active region since Sept. 4, NASA said.
It is expected to cause auroras to be visible over northeast America, and aurora has been seen as low as Alabama and northern California
The earlier flares knocked out radio communications for one hour on the Earth’s side facing the sun, as well as low-frequency communications used in navigation.