Space.com: A solar storm is currently affecting Earth. The storm is not expected to have much impact on communication systems or power grids.
The storm is fallout from a huge solar flare on Thursday.
"This weekend’s solar storm originated from one of the most powerful sun flares to occur this year. The flare registered as an X1.4-class sun storm, one of the strongest flares the sun can unleash. It marked the sixth X-class solar flare of 2012."