Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sun Storm Forecast
I chose the article in the New York Times that talked about the Sun's storm forecast. There is a possibility that the next solar storm that erupts could hit Earth. In 1859 a solar storm hit earth and made the electrical wires spark which shocked the telegraph operators and caught the papers around them on fire. If such a storm hit Earth now it would cause much more damage like causing continental black outs for days, weeks, or even shortages for years. This is crazy to me. I never knew that storms that were happening on the sun were sending protons and electrons towards Earth causing problems. I cant even imagine having a blackout for a week. This would cause many problems.