Crazy! Solar Wind Spikes to 2.4 MILLION mph as It Pounds Earth's Shields!
Published on Mar 22, 2017
March 22, 2017: **@16:36UTC** | Solar wind speed has just been recorded from the most recent 'earth-facing' Coronal Hole that is VERY impressive. If the density (protons/cm) would have been greater it COULD have been very problematic... Earth is in the middle of a coronal hole stream that has EXCEPTIONALLY strong wind speeds topping 1151 km/s! Rivaling that of an earth directed X-FLARE w/CME! If this solar wind were to have more density (protons/cm), geosynchronous satellites would be put in 'safe-mode' and telecommunications, ATMs, and the power grids of earth would be more than likely compromised to some degree. At this strength we would see auroras in South Texas...pretty easily...
Awesome Sun picture by Michelle T form New Mexico.
Have you cameras ready and grab a chair because if these solar winds speeds persist at the pace they have been for the last 5 hours, "Northern Lights" will be seen DEEP into the United States!
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