Solar storm reportedly causes no damage, disruption
Darmstadt, Germany (4E) – A solar flare that erupted Thursday reached Earth Saturday but caused no disruption to electronic communications nor spectacular aurora borealis or northern lights, according to the European Space Agency’s satellite control center in Darmstadt, Germany.
The ESA center also said the solar storm that sent highly charged particles at 3 million miles per hours to Earth did not damage any satellite.
The solar storm was the sixth this year. The previous flares neither caused any damage or disruption to electronic communication and electricity, unlike the 1989 solar storm that knocked out power in Quebec inconveniencing some 6 million people, according to the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado.
Shimmering auroras may be visible at the US-Canada border and northern Europe, according to the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado.