Solar storm approaches Earth

This handout from the NOAA/National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, shows the M3.2 solar flare on January 23, 2012. The flare is reportedly the largest since 2005 and is expected to affect GPS systems and other communications when it reaches the Earth's magnetic field in the morning of January 24.
This handout from the NOAA/National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, shows the M3.2 solar flare on January 23, 2012. The flare is reportedly the largest since 2005 and is expected to affect GPS systems and other communications when it reaches the Earth's magnetic field in the morning of January 24.

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