Huge solar storm hitting Earth today could cause mass disruption for power grids and satellites, agency warns


A X5.4 solar flare, the largest in five years, erupts from the sun’s surface March 6, 2012 (Getty Images)

By Adam Smith

An enormous solar flare is expected to hit Earth today, potentially affecting power grids and generating an aurora in northern latitudes.

An alert published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) informed that we should expect “weak power grid fluctuations” and satellite “orientation irregularities” which could increase drag on craft in low Earth orbit.

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