Solar Storm 2012: Solar Flare causing Northern Lights and GPS interpution

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Solar Storm 2012: Solar Flare causing Northern Lights and GPS interpution

2012 Solar Flare is hitting the Earth. 2012 Solar Storm is the strongest solar flare in last seven years, with radioactive particles with a speed of 5 million miles per hour. Solar Flare 2012 is causing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) over some areas of the world.

Solar flare 2012, ranked an S3 event by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the radiation storm could mean such things as isolated reboots of Earth-orbiting satellites, according to Spacecraft are not expected to be launched during the event, and aircraft that travel in polar regions will be rerouted as well.

Solar flare 2012 is a threat for some areas where scientist believe it may cause some communications disruption. But certainly its not the end of the world, as some people are portraying it. At least, as per NASA forecast, the intensity of 2012 Solar Flare or sun storms is not that powerful enough to destroy or disturb the human lives on earth.

Solar Storm 2012: Solar Flare interrupting GPS Communication

Late last night, a solar flare caused a coronal mass ejection, or the release of a burst of charged particles, from the sun's atmosphere, and it's heading toward the Earth at 1,400 miles per second, according to NASA.

The concern is that a magnetic storm from the solar flare could affect GPS systems and some communications systems, especially in higher altitudes in the north. NASA estimates that the storm could reach the Earth's magnetic field as early as tomorrow morning Eastern Time.

Solar Storm 2012: Solar Flare causing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

On January 24, 2012 a solar radiation storm hit Earth at approximately 8AM central standard time. The leading edge of the storm's charged particles (which is known as a corneal mass injection) was of no threat to us here, however this storm will produce a more intense and beautifully widened radius of The Northern Lights.

Typically only viewable near the Arctic regions of Alaska this month's solar storm has increased the chances of the aurora being seen in other parts of our world. It is expected to be visible from the entire northern half of the U.S., all of the U.K. and throughout the world at lower latitudes than usual. So don't miss this opportunity to step out tonight and turn toward a dark Northern sky and maybe you will be in for a surprise - The Aurora Borealis!

How Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are created by Solar Storms

Here under is a 4:49 minutes wonderful video that beautifully explains how Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are caused by Solar Storm or Solar Flare. The particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet.

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