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Solar Storm Hits Earth

“The most powerful geomagnetic storm possible walloped the Earth early Wednesday, knocking out some airline communications but apparently causing no large power outages or other major problems.

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The storm, the most disruptive to hit Earth since 1989, was unleashed by the fourth-most powerful solar flare ever seen, NASA said.” —New York Times I can’t tell you how disappointed I am at the cloudy, rainy skies over the northeast after hearing that the solar storm might cause auroral displays as far south as the U.S. middle latitudes; seeing the aurora has been one of the most eerie and magical pleasures of my life…