Solar flares hit Earth on Tuesday, but few noticed. The solar storm or sunspot activity have made the Northern Lights effect possible, as previously noted by the Inquisitr. While many around the nation are debating the Blood Moon prophecy and the best vantage points to watch the expected eclipse on Friday, others are more keenly focused on the vulnerability of the power grid.
NOAH recorded the geomagnetic shock of the Tuesday solar storm at a level 4 - the storm scale tops out at level 5. The solar flares stemming from the active and massive sunspots hit earth about 15 hours earlier than expected. Scientists have only been able to view, track, and understand solar flares for about the last 20 years. America barely dodged a direct hit by a solar flare in 2012. All modern amenities would have ceased to exist for at least weeks or months due to the solar flare, according to University of Colorado Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics Director Dr. Daniel Baker.
The potential for an Earth-directed X-class solar flare to take down America's overly-taxed power grid is significant. The power grid likely would not survive a direct hit by a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The United States power grid fails more than the electrical system in any other developed nation on the globe.