... we have an inbound X5.4 class CME headed to our Planet. http://mysolaralerts.blogspot.com/2012/03/major-solar-flare-reaching-x40-is.html To make this thread a little more iPad friendly, get 3D Sun put out by NASA so you stay alert. Hopefully this is not another 1859 Storm in the making. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859 What you could expect today if it did. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/ Video of it on SolarWatcher.Net http://solarwatcher.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=325:joe&catid=3:newsflash If it was as bad as the Carrington Event, you could kiss power goodbye for many weeks, satellites and anything with an antenna would be affected (cell towers themselves). In 1859, they unplugged the telegraph batteries and the system still worked because the charges in the atmosphere traveled along the telegraph lines. Nothing like spending a lot of Money on a brand new product, and then the internet and power grids go offline.