Let me just say first I don’t really completely understand solar flares, solar radiation storms, etc, or how they create electromagnetic conditions that affects some communication systems – believe it or not I have a minor in physics and chemistry – go figure. But, I have seen the Northern Lights twice and I wasn’t in Russia or any other far northern land. I was driving home from work (in Minnesota) and BAM! the sky was green. I must say it’s an awesome show! With all this craziness occurring with the solar storm you might also be able to glimpse a view of the northern lights. Nice little teaching tool for the kiddos. While I know the girls may not remember anything about this event, I am going to take them out to see if we can view them. Actually it’s crazy what they do remember. So time to bone up on my solar storm knowledge and Northern Lights reading “you got some splaining to do”. Below are some good sites I found.