Solar Storm Tomorrow: Scientists Not Worried

No grid disruptions are expected
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2012 4:44 PM CDT

Another solar storm is hurtling toward Earth and will collide with our planet's magnetic field beginning tomorrow morning and lasting into Sunday. But don't fret, say scientists. The event is minor, and "we don't see any ill effects to any systems," says a space forecaster. Just in case, warnings have been dispatched to power grid operators, airlines, and others, reports AP. This is the sixth such storm this year, and the previous ones haven't caused problems. If you live near the US-Canada border, though, look for northern lights this weekend. (More solar storm stories.)

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