No matter what your energy source is, the sun’s targeting Earth today and we might all suffer some short circuits.
The planet is currently being hit by a huge solar storm of charged particles that could leave our high-tech gadgets high and dry. Triggered by two solar flairs, the largest event of its kind in 5 years will pound earth all day.
The upside? Known as a Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, it could make for one heck of a light show, with Auroras Borealis and Australis that may extend well past the polar latitudes.
But this big, gassy solar burp speeding toward us at more than 4 million miles an hour has a gnarly downside. The geomagnetic storm might send modern technology like satellites, electrical grids, and communications systems back to the Stone Age.
It might be a good day to take the stairs, ride your bike, and switch your GPS with an old-fashioned map.
Video produced by Paca Thomas