Solar Flares Headed to Earth on Thursday!
Super Tuesday wasn't just big for U.S. presidential candidates, it was a big day for sun storms, too, and we here in the United States are going to start feeling the effects around 9:00 a.m. MST Thursday. According to scientists, the largest solar flare in five years is headed towards Earth and the magnetic storm could disrupt GPS devices, airplane flights and even our electric power grids. On the bright side (yes, pun-intended ;) ), the massive solar flare could mean that we'll see beautiful auroras in the sky on Thursday evening. Still, if you're relying on your GPS device on Thursday and Friday, you may want to pay special attention to the road in case the magnetic particles interfere with your provider's GPS satellites!
Stay tuned to our radio station for updates from us and our meteorologist partner, Mike Nelson. Click here to read all about the solar flare from the folks at USA Today.