Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun and... https://www.independent.co.uk/space/solar-storm-earth-power-grid-satellite-b1936092.html Huge solar storm hitting Earth today could cause mass disruption for power grids and satellites, agency warns The geomagnetic storm will arrive at midday, and continue until tomorrow An enormous solar flare is expected to hit Earth today, potentially affecting power grids and generating an aurora in northern latitudes. The coronal mass ejection originates from the Sun, which is caused by a huge burst of electrically conducting plasma. An alert published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) informed that we should expect “weak power grid fluctuations” and satellite “orientation irregularities” which could increase drag on craft in low Earth orbit. The agency rates the storm as G2, which means it is moderately strong. It is expected to arrive around midday and will continue until 12 October. "Aurora is possible through [the] 11th across much of Scotland, although cloud amounts are increasing, meaning sightings are unlikely”, the Met Office said, as reported by Sky.