First solar storm hits Earth, another one expected

September 12, 2014 3:31 PM

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First solar storm hits Earth, another one expected

Forecaster Chris Smith checks his screens as he monitors the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. on Thursday, watching for the impacts of a solar flare to arrive on Earth.

A display screen at the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. shows the forecast for solar wind following two eruptions on the sun this week.

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