‘Canyon of fire’ solar storm to hit Earth today or tomorrow


Solar winds from the snapping of a gigantic "canyon of fire" filament on the sun are set to slam into the Earth today (July 20) or tomorrow (July 21), triggering a weak G1 geomagnetic storm. Sun watchers first spotted (opens in new tab) solar filaments as dark, thread-like lines against the sun's bright background on July 12, according to SpaceWeather.com. Then, on July 15, a filament that had sn...

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