You may be having a typical Thursday, but the Earth is currently being blasted by a wave of radiation from the huge solar flare.
NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center said the solar storm hit the earth at about 5:45 a.m. eastern time this morning. The solar storm is rated as a strong storm, which could cause disruptions in satellites, affect radio communications in polar areas, and even slightly decrease the efficiency of solar panels.
Should we be concerned about this solar storm?
Why worry? We can't stop it
Solar storms will eventually destroy the earth
It would be nice if it knocked out cellphones for awhile