Here comes the Sun


  • Randy Showstack


When Solar Maximum, a period of peak solar activity occurs, “the sun bursts at its seams with explosive power,” according to James Baker, administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “As [the sun] churns, there is potential for electrical power outages, radio problems, and the disabling of satellites,” said Baker. “This can disrupt communications, including broadcast transmissions and pagers.”