Twin solar storms raise concerns over disruptions
September 12 , 2014
Twin solar storms arriving at Earth have raised concerns about possible disruptions in communications and power transmission, US officials have said.
The magnetically charged storms, technically called coronal mass ejections, would not individually prompt a warning, but since they’re coming together, the Space Weather Prediction Center of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an alert.
Thomas Berger, director of the center, said it was monitoring the storms but no “unmanageable impacts” were expected.