Washington, D.C. (Aug 8) – The Sun has released three powerful explosions over the past days prompting U.S. Scientist to release a cautionary bulletin regarding solar flares and possible communications and power outages.
Scientists are predicting the magnetic event to be moderate to severe. The severity of the events will determine the extent of the outages however; storms could affect communications (wireless), satellite, and GPS (Global Positioning Systems).
Along with the magnetic event, scientists are expecting an aurora borealis, the northern lights in a spectacular display with the possibilities of wide viewing in northern regions.
Regarding the events, the first of the flares passed the earth earlier this week with little to any noticeable interference or damage. Currently, the second flare is passing the earth now, which appears to be mildly stronger however; no reports of damage have come in.
The third and final solar flare is expected within the next few days, this event according to scientist may be the most disruptive as it will occur closer to the end of the second flare possibly magnifying its intensity.
Normally, these events peak every twelve hours as, power grid servicers are prepared in notified well in advance to enact safety measures.