The sun has produced its biggest solar storm since 2005, and its effects on the earth peak today. So if you lose your GPS signal or experience a power outage it’s probably just a “speeding cloud of plasma and charged particles blast[ing] past Earth!” And we mean blasting. The storm is hurtling toward our planet at a speed of somewhere around 4.5 million miles per hour.
And it’s possible that we may see an aurora tonight. But, apparently, the behavior of a solar storm is hard to predict with any certainty. So, if it happens, you heard it here first. If it’s a no-show, it’s not my fault.