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Solar storm reaches Earth; no problems reported

A geomagnetic storm spawned by a giant eruption of gas on the sun reached the Earth’s upper atmosphere on Friday, interfering with high-frequency airline communications but causing no major problems, federal officials said. The storm was expected to be most severe Friday, although experts said it would last for up to two weeks. “This is not a super solar storm,” said Larry Combs, a space weather forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Environment Center in Boulder. So far, the storm has interfered with airline communications and radio communications for teams on Mount Everest, Combs said. But problems were not widespread. Full Story

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