Jan 12

Solar storm strikes Earth

Source: ESA

Large M8.3-class solar flare seen by ESA/NASA SOHO satellite 23 January.
Image credits: ESA/NASA.

A large solar flare yesterday triggered a coronal mass ejection travelling at 1400 km/s that will reach Earth today. An energetic eruption of this level can disrupt satellites, so operation teams at ESA and other organisations are closely monitoring the storm. (read more)

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