JUST MISSED A "BIG ONE"
In case you weren't aware,
our sun roared out a massive solar flare Sunday.
NASA caught it on film (pictured here.)
The spectacular blast was ranked as a Class-M flare,
just one spot below the most disruptive type of flare, X.
The flare gave us a "glancing blow",
just missing a direct hit, which reached earth Monday
causing minor disruptions to satellites and power grids.
It could have been much worse,
so thank your lucky stars (especially our sun.)
A direct sun flare hit to our planet
would cause black outs and communications disruptions.
A major solar storm could be disastrous.
The sun is entering a particularly active time, says NASA,
and big flares like this recent one will likely be
more common the next few years.