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Sun solar flares causing disruptions on Earth

A solar flare is causing some radio disruptions on Earth. The flares are erupting on the surface of the sun.

February 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A solar flare is causing some radio disruptions on Earth. The flares are erupting on the surface of the sun.

They developed on Valentine's Day and hitting the Earth now. Although these are the largest solar flares in five years, they're not expected to be much of a problem.

Some commercial airlines have reported radio disruptions, but they were all minor. And the Northern Lights are expected to be especially active Friday night.