Increased Solar Activity on Friday the 13th
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation that are unleashed from the sun and speed out into space. They can sometimes produce waves of plasma and charged particles, called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). When aimed directly at Earth, CMEs can trigger geomagnetic storms and knock out communications and power grids on Earth.
This newest CME threat being due to hit on Friday the 13th brings up two issues. First, the threat of an EMP event. Second the Superstition around Friday the 13th. Learn more about both issues below: