Posted: May 10, 2012 11:24 PM by Dave Hovde
A pair of coronal mass ejections hurled charged particles Wednesday into space, towards Earth. This first wave of charged particles from the Sun is impacting the Earth's upper atmosphere right now. However experts are saying that the solar storm could intensify in the coming days.
Sunspot AR1476 is bursting with M class flares, and could intensify.
That would likely intensify the Northern Lights, but has the potential to interrupt some electronics.
The Sun is headed for solar maximum (in 2013), the peak in activity in its 11-year cycle.
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