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September 12th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Big solar storm hitting Earth

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(CNN) - Big storms are hitting Earth, but you don't need a raincoat or umbrella.

These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation. We're safe, but power grids, radios and satellites may be affected.

Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events has arrived, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong geomagnetic storm watch for Saturday.

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