Posted 02-08-2005 at 19:11:55
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It happens all the time. Go to the NASA web site to keep up on them if you care to. They will disrupt all sorts of communication.
"When the Northern Lights shine a-bright - you won't be on the computer safely tonight."
Yep - its true. Solar flares will sometimes destroy the satellites.
Good call syrup-guy. The solar flares are busy tonight and have been recently.
PS - Cell phones are the most affected communication device from solar flares. Just more useless info you can forget one second after you read it.