Thursday, March 8, 2012

What's the weather?

Stormy. It hasn't affected me here (and things like this seldom do because I'm in the city and everything's buried) but there was a big 'solar flare' (technically a CME or coronal mass ejection) early this morning.

If you can't get any bars on your cell phone for no apparent reason, that's why. It's possible some people may even lose power. These solar storms, though, happen fairly often. The current cycle (it's about 11 years) peaks some time in 2013.

It's a reminder, though, that our friendly sun is a dynamic being with its own moods...and can occasionally be dangerous.