Floods in Africa, Cyclones in Asia, hurricanes in America, fires, and more and now earthquakes in Mexico with a severe Tsunami alert. Now coronal mass ejection.
The sun released two powerful solar flares which could also damage satellites, communications and power systems.
That cloud of charged plasma would arrive within 1 to 3 or 4 days.
We’re shockingly unprepared for an extreme weather event that could fry Earth’s power grid
To make matters worse, a solar storm’s blast of electromagnetic energy can induct through Earth’s crust, knocking out power grids on the ground.
A relatively minor CME in 1989, for example, shut down power for 6 million people in Canada. A stronger geomagnetic storm may shroud about 130 million in darkness, possibly for months or years.
This has come close to happening before. In 2012, a monstrous CME barely missed Earth. And in 2014, NASA reported that we have a 12% chance of getting hit by a CME sometime in the next decade.
“If [the 2012 CME] had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” physicist Daniel Baker said in a NASA press release.
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