This will be my excuse for any PC problems at work today

Usually I go with Harmonic Convergence or Cosmic Rays, but with this I can point to an actual news item. #seb #science

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What happens when a Coronal Mass Ejection hits the Earth?
At approximately 11:00 am Eastern time (15 minutes from now as I type this), the Earth will come into contact with the largest Coronal Mass Ejection since 2005—a huge burst of charged particles and magnetic fields that exploded off the surface of the sun Sunday night.

Scientists have been tracking it as it headed our way. In fact, intrepid astronomy reporter Lee Billings contacted me this morning to tell me that ejection had just passed our Advanced Composition Explorer satellite, which is w…

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