Massive solar eruption to hit Earth before New Year’s Eve

Scientists say a massive solar eruption is about to hit Earth just before New Year’s Eve. They say it is expected to cause power fluctuations, radio blackouts and even affect GPS reception. There is a small chance it could make the Northern Lights visible in the San Francisco Bay Area. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the aurora borealis […]

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Earth’s magnetic shield getting weaker

Earth’s magnetic field is weakening, and could all but disappear within the next 500 years—exposing our planet to intense solar radiation that would scour its surface of life, Reuters.com reports. Researchers say I the geological record indicates that Earth’s * magnetic field tends to switch polarity f every 250,000 years—and that it’s about 550,000 years overdue for a swap, which […]

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