Space weather experts expect ‘minor to moderate’ impacts to satellites and communications
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Yet another major area of activity has bubbled up on the surface of the sun, sending an X-class solar flare jetting toward Earth.
The wave of solar plasma, known as a coronal mass ejection, will spur a geomagnetic storm over the weekend. For now, the solar storm is only forecast to have minor to moderate impacts.
The peak of the solar storm are likely to be felt on Earth starting at about 11 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. The incoming energy will probably also trigger a spectacular display of northern lights in northern latitudes. (more…)