Scientists at NASA have captured footage of solar flares that caused communication devices to stop working on Tuesday, and they’ve suggested that things could get worse on Friday.
A statement on the NOAA website said: “Impacts from this activity were short lived and affected HF communications for the daylit side of Earth at the time of the flare.”
“A CME associated with the activity yesterday morning has been observed moving at a flank from Earth and a glancing blow to Earth from this event is expected on June 13.”
Well, just what is a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection)? It releases massive amounts of radiation that can play havoc with GPS devices, broadcasters, aviators and weather stations.
However, there’s no need to panic – the radiation won’t touch us on the ground. Crack on with that barbie…
Image credit: NASA/SDO/Goddard