Will Solar Storm Strike Earth Thursday or Friday? Here’s What We Know

The solar event might cause blackouts and cut off communication.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Space weather experts are warning that a solar storm could strike Earth this week, and it could mean the disruption of electrical generation systems, the electric power grid, satellite communications and radio signals.

According to space weather physicist Dr. Tamitha Skov, the sun holds our attention this week with multiple bright regions flaring and launching solar storms.

Predictions from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that the solar storm is expected to impact Earth by midday Thursday. The storm is caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME).

According to NASA, solar storms . . .

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