Solar Flares http://www.kunc.org en Sun Sends Solar Flares Speeding Toward Earth; Will Hit Thursday [VIDEO] http://www.kunc.org/post/sun-sends-solar-flares-speeding-toward-earth-will-hit-thursday-video <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLq5oW28glw</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:52:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 23577 at http://www.kunc.org Sun Sends Solar Flares Speeding Toward Earth; Will Hit Thursday [VIDEO] Boulder Home to Space Weather Forecasters http://www.kunc.org/post/boulder-home-space-weather-forecasters <p>The sun unleashed a powerful solar flare early Tuesday which is the largest in nearly five years. Scientists say the eruption took place on the side of the sun that was not facing earth so there will be little impact to satellites and communication systems. But the likelihood mass disruptions from the sun is a reality that several Boulder institutions face every day as they go about forecasting space weather. KUNC&rsquo;s Melanie DeVries has more. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 22:47:32 +0000 Melanie DeVries 12635 at http://www.kunc.org Boulder Home to Space Weather Forecasters