The largest solar ejection in years is heading for Earth and will make contact sometime this morning.The collision could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center said the sun erupted Tuesday evening and the effects should start smacking Earth late Wednesday night, close to midnight EST. They say it is the biggest in five years and growing.
Is this it?
Are we a mere hours from the end of the world?
When it strikes early Thursday, the particles will be moving at 4 million mph.
"It's hitting us right in the nose," said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colo.
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Actual photo of this flare leaving surface of sun
I think we are going to see some beautiful light shows at the poles.Let us hope that is all we will experience.