Solar Storm to Hit the Earth

, Posted: Thu, March 8 2012 at 9:02 AM, Updated: Thu, March 8 2012 at 9:17 AM

The energy from a solar storm is making it way towards Earth, and is expected to reach our planet on Thursday morning.

Scientists say a pair of solar flares caused last night's storm, which is a big cloud of charged particles flung from the sun.

That energy is now heading towards earth at about 4 million miles per hour.

In the past, solar flares and storms have affected power grids, communication devices and GPS systems.

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