WASHINGTON (AP) – A small solar storm goes towards Earth, but do not expect big light shows.
Jonathan Lash, a weather forecaster, says the solar flash that left the sun this week will arrive at Earth about two o'clock. EDT on Saturday.
A scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the flare was too weak and that any light transmission would be limited to Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Norway and other northern points.
Lash says the event is unusual, but not uncommon. This is because it is happening in a peaceful four-year solar minimum. It is unlikely that it will cause problems with energy or communication on Earth, nor will many people have the opportunity to see a glittering shine.