Scientists say worst of strong solar storm will likely miss Earth

September 11, 2014 6:31 AM

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Scientists say worst of strong solar storm will likely miss Earth

WASHINGTON – A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.

It has been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun, said Tom Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. The flare on the sun barely hits the "extreme" on forecasters' scale, but with its wors...

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