Solar flare: Sunspot cycle threatens to disrupt Earth communications and power | Mail Online

Germany has announced something similar–that citizens should expect power outages. Be sure your emergency kits are handy, just in case. — PID

(MAIL ONLINE) — This astonishing sequence of images shows a dramatic ‘flare’ bursting out from the sun which could affect satellite communications and power supplies here on Earth.

The spectacular development unleashed a radiation firestorm on a level not seen for five years which is expected to cause a ‘moderate’ geomagnetic storm when it reaches Earth.

Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event which combines a flare, a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a minor radiation storm.

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