Since we´re nearing the peak of the 11-year solar cycle, solar flares effect earth more than in recent years. CNN reports
that the eruptions coming from the sun can "disrupt radio communications, including devices that use Global Positioning System technology, such as cell phones, airplanes and car navigation systems."
We´d like to look at the bright side of things and remind everyone that a flare as the one registered in the beginning of this month (called a "coronal mass ejection"), also causes great Northern Lights. In September when the nights again get longer, our tour AH33 Northern Lights Mystery
will start and together we will search for these magnificent auroras. On a clear night, we may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns and sizes.