NOAA forecast says solar storm already hitting Earth

March 17, 2015 7:18 PM

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The solar storm arrived just two days after a pair of coronal mass ejections were seen leaping from the solar surface into space on Sunday, March 15.

Though the bulk of the storm hit the Earth's magnetosphere and upper atmospheric layers at approximately 10 a.m. EST, the arrival of electromagnetic waves was already resulting in colorful displays early Tuesday morning.

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