Huge Solar Flare Might Interrupt Power, GPS, and Satellites Tomorrow

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By Lowell Heddings on March 7th, 2012


According to Space.com and a lot of other web sites, there was a large solar flare yesterday that is set to unleash the biggest solar storm in the last five years, with a possibility of knocking out satellites and power.

The reality is that it’s pretty unlikely there will be many problems, but it has happened before. In either case, it’s an interesting story with some pretty cool video of the storm. Check it out at the link below.

Huge Solar Flare’s Magnetic Storm May Disrupt Satellites, Power Grids

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/7/12
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