Solar Flare Alert: April 2

Solar Flare Alert:  April 2
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Weather Talk
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:29pm

We are naturally focused on weather WITHIN the atmosphere, but there's plenty of weather to talk about in space.

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the sun emitted a giant solar flare over the weekend.  The plasma from that solar blast will intercept earth on Wednesday, April 2.  According to an article on Yahoo News, "the weekend solar flare and several recent eruptions of super-hot solar plasma (called a coronal mass ejections) could trigger a minor geomagnetic storm."

So what effect might this have on the RGV?  Thankfully, the earth has an effective magnetic field that deflects the deadly radiation. 

To see a very interesting video of the sun as well as learn more about solar flares, click here.. http://news.yahoo.com/major-solar-flare-erupts-sun-video-162647944.html

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