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Solar flares can give colorful auroras near the poles on Wednesday

March 7, 2012

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth that could disrupt power grids, satellite navigating systems and airplane flights, but also give a visual treat of colorful auroras near the north and south poles.

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center said the sun erupted on Tuesday evening and the effects should start smacking Earth late Wednesday night, close to midnight EST (0500 GMT). They say it is the biggest in five years and growing.

The magnetic storm has the potential to trip electrical power grids. Its radio emissions can disrupt global positioning systems to make them less accurate. It also could damage satellites.

Scientists said communication problems and radiation from the storm will probably force airplanes to avoid flying over or close to the poles.



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