It's storming outside -- but we're not talking about thunder and rain.
The energy from two back-to-back coronal mass ejections hit Earth today as expected, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Coronal mass ejections are bursts of radiation that explode from the sun -- and these particular flares have been whizzing toward earth as fast as 2.5 million miles per hour. According to NOAA, the current storm level is just above the moderate threshold.
|PHOTO: An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014|
|PHOTO: An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014.|
The solar storm is expected to strengthen as it continues through Saturday -- however no major problems have been reported so far.
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