WASHINGTON (AP) – A small solar storm is approaching the earth, but does not expect a big light show.
The space weather scientist Jonathan Lash says that a solar flare has left the sun around 2pm on Earth arriving EDT Saturday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist says the flare is too weak and any light show would be confined to Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Norway and other far north locations.
Lash says the event is uncommon not uncommon This is because it happens during the quiet four-year solar minimum. It is unlikely that power or communication problems will occur on Earth, and many people will not have the chance to see shimmering Auroras.