Solar Storm to Slam Earth Poses One-Week Threat

The geomagnetic storm could cause communication problems for satellites.
3:00 | 01/10/14

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The solar storm that hurdling a billion tons of material toward our planet at 20 million miles per hour. Is now slamming into Earth's atmosphere. Navigation and communication systems including GPS and satellite radio could be impacted by the radiation. On the bright sign this solar flare ups could create the best view in the years of the northern lights. I gotta say I'm fascinated by all of this stuff I -- I grew up looking at the stars and yeah I'm not afraid to have -- Star Trek when -- and this stuff -- fasting did you know. That they raped solar storms the same way the rate hurricanes so five being the -- fighting the most severe one being the -- -- this one is. Categorized as an S three so it's pretty much right in the. My right in the middle that's really interesting and in date impact to -- the polar regions more than either the rest of earth and so this. If this would have happened when that ship was stuck near Antarctica I could have had a pretty big impact in. Influence the communications faded a bit more difficult -- and you know tonight they're going to be a lot of people looking up to see if they can see the northern lights can be of chance of a lifetime literally right.

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