Thursday, March 08, 2012
Earth Survives Solar Storm But It's Not Over Yet
So far, so good. It looks as if the earth has survived the March solar storm. But it's not over with yet.
The storm struck about 6 a.m. EST in a direction that causes the least amount of problems, said Joe Kunches, a scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center.
"We're not out of the woods," Kunches said Thursday morning. "It was a good start. If I'm a power grid, I'm really happy so far."
But that storm orientation can and is changing, he said.
"It could flip-flop and we could end up with the strength of the storm still to come," Kunches said from the NOAA forecast center in Boulder, Colo. Read more on the 'Solar Storm' here.
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