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Solar Storm May Disrupt Power, Airplane Flights MWi^_d]jed The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Thursday, according to forecasters at the federal government’s Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun. “It’s hitting us right in the nose,” said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The solar storm is likely to last through Friday morning, but the region that erupted can still send more blasts our way, Kunches said. That means for North America the “good” part of a solar storm — the one that creates more noticeable auroras or Northern Lights — will peak Thursday evening.

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A solar flare heads toward Earth Tuesday. The storm may affect plane flights.

But there is potential for widespread problems. The magnetic part of the storm has the potential to trip electrical power grids. Solar storms can also make global positioning systems less accurate. There also could be GPS outages. The storm also can cause communication problems and added radiation around the north and south poles, which will probably force airlines to reroute flights. Some already have done so, Kunches said. SETH BORENSTEIN (AP)

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