Massive Solar Storm Buffets Earth
Date: Monday, October 27 @ 01:32:15 UTC
UK (BBC) - The Earth has been buffeted by a cloud of superhot gas thrown off the Sun a few days ago. Scientists report it caused a moderate "geomagnetic storm".
Charged particles affected electric utilities, airline communications and satellite navigation systems.
"We predicted it would be a mid-level storm, and that's where it is," said Joe Kunches, chief of space weather operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colorado. Read the full story here