Scientists say a huge space tsunami is on its way

The Earth braced itself for a solar shockwave after scientists warned that a huge wave of electromagnetic energy, caused by an eruption on the surface of the Sun, was headed this way.

The solar flare, called a coronal mass ejection, occurred on Sunday morning and was spotted by high definition space born cameras from NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The ionized atoms ejected from the surface of the Sun were sent hurtling through space on a collision course with the earth. Solar storms like these are infrequent occurrences but NASA’s boffins predicted that in the run up to a peak of solar activity in 2012 we could expect to see more. This is the first major solar eruption in years.

StrategicRISK first reported the threat from solar flares back in May. Read on below:
The perfect space storm

A solar flare