OK, this is cool. Did you realize that NOAA published space weather reports? Apparently, there was a big solar flare on Friday (May 13th), and that's leading to a big geomagnetic storm (9 on the K scale. 9 is the highest.) The storm, apparently, can lead to “Possible
impacts from such a geomagnetic storm include widespread power system voltage control problems; some grid systems may experience complete collapse or blackouts. Transformers may experience damage. Spacecraft operations may experience extensive surface charging; problems with orientation; uplink/downlink and tracking satellites. Satellite navigation may be degraded for days, and low-frequency radio navigation can be out for hours."
I think it's amazing what we don't know about the universe, and our friendly sun, and what it can do to us. It adds, to my mind, about the unpredictability of life.
Anyway, here's a really nice photo…