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Solar Max Could Spell Trouble

2011 is going to be a key solar weather year as the sun starts to become more active

The Gist:

– The sun goes through moments of calm and tempest, usually on an 11-year cycle.

– Static discharges and geomagnetic storms on the sun can disrupt electronics.

– The latest prediction suggests 2013 will be the maximum phase of the solar cycle.

– At its angriest, the sun can emit tides of electromagnetic radiation and charged matter known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, emitting electromagnetic burts that could disrupt satellites and other technology.

Read the original article at: Discovery News

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