ejected by recent solar storms are due to slam into Earth
over the next few days, possibly causing super-charged
northern lights displays and temporary radio blackouts in
some areas, experts say.
(Dec. 26), the sun unleashed a massive eruption of solar plasma known as a coronal
mass ejection (CME). The CME's fast-moving charged particles
should squarely strike Earth's magnetic field at about 3:20
p.m. EST (2020 GMT) Wednesday, give or take seven hours,
according to the website Spaceweather.com.
from another CME could deliver a glancing blow to our planet a few hours earlier
on Wednesday, Spaceweather.com reported.