Thursday, September 08, 2005

Powerful solar flare erupts

One of the largest solar flares on record was recorded by forecasters at the NOAA Space Center in Boulder, Colo. at 1:40 p.m. EDT on Sept. 7. Forecasters are predicting significant solar eruptions over the next few days. Electric power systems, high frequency communications, low-frequency navigation systems and spacecraft operations may experience disruptions over the next two weeks.