Earth Put on Geomagnetic Storm Watch With 2 Solar Flares Expected to Make Close Encounter Friday and Saturday

September 11, 2014 4:57 PM

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Earth Put on Geomagnetic Storm Watch With 2 Solar Flares Expected to Make Close Encounter Friday and Saturday

The Earth could be in for some geomagnetic disturbances Friday and Saturday after the sun emitted two solar flares toward our planet on Wednesday.

Also known as Coronal Mass Ejections (CME), solar flares can disrupt the Earth's power grid and communications though satellite interference. Officials with NASA told Space.com that humans are not in any danger, nor are the crewmembers aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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