Have you heard about the up and coming Solar Pulse? The fact that we are expecting a major ‘space storm’ tomorrow the through the weekend?
Once in a while–exactly when scientists still cannot predict–an event occurs on the surface of the Sun that releases a tremendous amount of energy in the form of a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection, an explosive burst of very hot, electrified gases with a mass that can surpass that of Mount Everest. [SOURCE]
Apparently, the magnetic force of such a storm can disrupt electrical grids, cellular/pager/wireless services, TV signals, GPS signals, etc, etc . . .
This type of thing happened back in 1859 and it took out their telegraph systems. I wonder what, if anything, tomorrows space storm will bring?
Interesting links on the topic: