Let the sunshine…
The sun has been flaring up….
The sun unleashed a cosmic double solar storm Tuesday (March 6), with two major powerful solar storms. One flare is the most powerful solar eruption so far this year. Both of the flares ranked as X-class storms, the strongest of solar flares the sun can have. They came after several weaker, but still powerful, sun storm events on Tuesday and days after another major solar flare on Sunday night. The first big solar storm was also the most powerful one, ranking as an X5.4-class at 7:02 p.m. EST (0002 March 7 GMT), according to an alert from the Space Weather Prediction Center which is operated by the National Weather Service. It is the strongest solar flare recorder so far for 2012. The sun is having an active phase of its 11-year weather cycle. The cycle now, is known as Solar Cycle 24 and is expected to reach its peak level of activity in 2013, NASA officials have said. This is the largest solar storm in a half decade, and scientists say it could disrupt utility grids, flights and satellite networks