Solar flare could cause interference and power surges
A massive burst of particles from the sun could cause some satellite interference in the next day or so.
What you see outside the black circle, here, is a picture of a coronal mass ejection, or CME, directed at earth.
The picture was taken with a satellite-mounted instrument called the “Lasco.”
It uses a disk to block light coming directly from the sun to get a clear picture of the sun’s outer atmosphere.
The CME can cause natural light displays in Earth’s atmosphere called “aurora.”
It can also create a magnetic storm, affecting communication signals on earth and causing electrical surges in power grids.
Source – CNN